So it’s Harvey Milk now as well. After Oscar Wilde, Harvey Milk, an activist and gay city councillor from San Francisco who died in an assassination attempt, is now being honoured with a portrait on the tail fin of an aircraft of airline Norwegian.
“Norwegian was founded with the intention of making cheap fares accessible to all. As we continue to grow, our message of inclusion goes far beyond these low fares only. It is about bringing together customers, employees and business partners from all over the world who share our vision of diversity,” says founder and CEO Bjørn Kjos. “Like our own, Harvey Milk’s mission was full of pioneering spirit. He showed a restless appetite to look beyond people’s differences and instead bring them together for the common good. We can’t think of a better way to honour Harvey Milk’s bravery and courage with a Boeing 787 Dreamliner dedicated to him for his legacy of equality, a tribute that will span the globe for many years and underscore our shared commitment to make the world a smaller, friendlier and more inclusive place.”
Stuart Milk, nephew and co-founder of the Harvey Milk Foundation, was also pleased with the honour: “We are proud of this partnership to have Uncle Harvey as part of the progressive tail fin hero program that already includes influential personalities such as Sojourner Truth and Oscar Wilde.”
The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner is more than a flying tribute to his name. Art on board shows the courageous life of the activist, so that passengers understand more about his life’s work. Norwegian will also support the Harvey Milk Foundation in its commitment to diversity and inclusion.
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