HRC to Share Harvey Milk Storefront

By Advocate.com Editors

Originally published on Advocate.com January 18 2011 5:20 PM ET

The Human Rights Campaign announced Tuesday the group will share Harvey Milk's old Castro Camera storefront in San Francisco with a crisis hotline run by the Trevor Project.

The HRC came under fire last month when it was announced the group would be setting up shop in the space where Milk launched his historic political campaign. Friends of Milk, including activist Cleve Jones, argued that the HRC represented "the antithesis of Harvey Milk's organizing strategy."

In an effort to quell complaints, the HRC will donate $10,000 per year and space inside the building to the Trevor Project.

The deal will continue for as long as the Washington, D.C.-based organization leases the store.

"We are honored to partner with the Trevor Project in offering this important resource for LGBT youth across the nation from such a historic location," HRC President Joe Solmonese said.

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