28 Jul '16, 10pm

All aboard the USNS Harvey Milk! Navy names ship after gay rights icon:

All aboard the USNS Harvey Milk! Navy names ship after gay rights icon:

When the late San Francisco supervisor and gay rights pioneer Harvey Milk served in the Navy in the early 1950s, during the Korean War, he couldn’t tell anyone that he was gay. Milk, a diving officer on the submarine rescue ship Kittiwake , was honorably discharged in 1955. And, as we all know, he went on to become the first openly gay politician elected in California. The Navy was a part of who he was; he was wearing his US Navy diver’s belt when he was assassinated at City Hall in 1978. Now, the Navy has finally returned the favor and acknowledged Milk—the gay man, not just the naval officer—as a part of who it is. Today the US Naval Institute News reveals that the Navy will name a planned ship after Milk, the USNS Harvey Milk . USNS Harvey , as we can’t help but think of it, will be part of a class of ships named for civil rights leaders. The Milk vessel will be in good...

Full article: http://www.modernluxury.com/san-francisco/story/all-aboar...

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