By Jon Fairbanks
editor in chief,

SAN FRANCISCO- The Trevor Project will run a crisis line out of Harvey Milk’s iconic Castro Camera shop.

The Human Rights Campaign, which leases the store, will donate $10,000 to fund the initiative.

In 1977, Milk became the first openly gay man to win political office in a major U.S. city when he was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.

Some of Milk’s supporters criticized the HRC when they announced plans to turn the space into a gift shop and information center.
 AIDS Memorial Quilt founder and Milk campaigner Cleve Jones applauded the HRC’s decision to use the space to help LGBT youth.

The shop will stock merchandise with HRC branding, as well as clothing with Milk’s image.  A portion of the profits will go to an elementary school named after Milk.  

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