SLC mayor puts up sign for new ‘Harvey Milk Boulevard’

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SALT LAKE CITY — Mayor Jackie Biskupski put up the first street sign that renames a part of 900 South as “Harvey Milk Boulevard.”

The Salt Lake City Council recently voted unanimously to rename 900 South after Milk, who was one of the country’s first openly gay elected officials until his assassination in 1978.

Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski puts up the first sign renaming a part of 900 South as "Harvey Milk Boulevard." (Photo by Ben Winslow, FOX 13 News)

Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski puts up the first sign renaming a part of 900 South as “Harvey Milk Boulevard.” (Photo by Ben Winslow, FOX 13 News)

“I am where I am because of people like Harvey,” Biskupski said, referencing her election as the first openly lesbian mayor of Salt Lake City.

The LGBT rights group Equality Utah (which raised money for the street signs) is planning a celebration Saturday beginning at 11 a.m. at 9th and 9th to commemorate the street name change. Neon Trees front man Tyler Glenn is scheduled to perform at the event.