Salt Lake City is considering naming a street in the memory of slain politician and gay rights activist Harvey Milk.

According to the AP, the proposal, which the city could act on before the end of the year, calls for placing Harvey Milk Boulevard near streets named for civil rights icons such as Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks and Cesar Chavez.

“We've had so many tremendous victories this year alone, and I think Harvey really set the tone for the LGBT movement – how to be successful and organize us politically,” Troy Williams, executive director of Equality Utah, is quoted as saying by the AP.

Milk was the first openly gay elected official of a major U.S. City. He was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1977 on a pledge to back gay and lesbian rights. The following year, Milk was killed by Dan White, a former supervisor.

Salt Lake City is home to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which is strongly opposed to marriage equality.