Harvey Milk is a symbol of equality for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights. He made a world of difference for the community especially in the bay area of California. His death is a reminder that even though changes are possible there will always be challenges. May 22, 2012 his impact was commemorated in Hillcrest by naming a street after him. The end of this street
is right in front of the San Diego LGBT community center.
This simple renaming of a street will have an impact on the Hillcrest community. People will walk by this sign and along this street and may not even notice anything different but that street holds a great significance for the LGBT community. It is only a few blocks long but it is on a street that is also culturally significant to the LGBT theme. It is a representation of forward thinking towards tolerance and full equality. It will be one of the next few additions to the community, among them a park and of course the soon to be 65 foot flag pole full clad with a rainbow flag all year round.
Naming a street after Harvey Milk was something that put Hillcrest and San Diego in a promising direction. Hillcrest has been a symbol of this strength and sense of community within the LGBT neighborhood.