First Navy Ship Named After Openly Gay Man

First Navy Ship Named After Openly Gay Man


WE WILL BE RIGHT BACK ON
THE YOUNG TURKS.>>WE ARE BACK ON THE ON TURK. BRETT, LISETTE, ALONSO, AND BEN.>>LET’S DO A HARVEY MILK STORY. THERE IS GOING TO BE
ñ A NEW U.S. NAVY SHIP, THE US HARVEY MILK. HARVEY MILK MADE HISTORY FOR
BEING ONE OF THE FIRST OPENLY GAY POLITICIANS IN
AMERICA WHEN HE WAS ON THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS FOR THE
CITY OF SAN FRANCISCO, AND OTHER GOING TO NAME A
NAVY SHIP AFTER HIM. HE WAS ALSO A JUNIOR LIEUTENANT
IN THE UNITED STATES NAVY. THAT IS VERY EXCITING. WHAT DO YOU GUYS THINK?>>I THINK IT IS A HUGE DEAL. WE ARE ñ THE IDEA OF GAYS IN THE MILITARY
IS STILL SO FRESH AND NEW. OBAMA MENTIONED THE MARINE HAS
TO HIDE HIS HUSBAND, THAT IS CUTTING-EDGE. THAT IS A RELATIVELY
RECENT PHENOMENON. WE HAD TO GET RID OF
DON’T ASK, DON’T TELL. IT’S GREAT THAT HE IS BEING
TREATED AS THE AMERICAN HERO HE IS. I LOVE THAT THIS WHOLE LINE OF
OIL SHIPS ARE ALL NAMED AFTER CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVISTS. THERE WAS THE US AND S SOJOURNER
TRUTH, WHICH IS SO COOL. I HAVE HEARD A FEW GAYS SAY HE
WOULD NOT WANT TO BE PART OF THE MILITARY, BLAH BLAH. THE DAY HE WAS ASSASSINATED
IN SAN FRANCISCO HE WAS WEARING A U.S. NAVY BELT BUCKLE. HE WAS NOT
ONLY A VETERAN, BUT A PROUD ONE. YOU HELD GREATEST SEEM FOR
THAT PART OF HIS LIFE. THE FACT THAT THE NAVY IS NAMING
A SHIP AFTER HIM I THINK IS A GREAT TRIBUTE TO AN
AMERICAN HERO.>>HE IS AWESOME. FOR ANYONE WHO IS UPSET ABOUT
NAMING IT AFTER HIM, WHEN HE SERVED IN THE MILITARY HE
SERVED ON THE USS KITTY WAKE, WHICH IS NAMED
AFTER A KIND OF BIRD. SO FOR THOSE OF YOU THAT THINK
THAT IT NEEDS TO BE SOME SORT OF INTENSE MILITARY GENERAL,
HE WAS ON THE USS SEAGULL. I WOULD RATHER HAVE IT NAMED
AFTER A CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER THAN A SEAGULL.>>THIS IS THE GENERATION THAT
IS GOING TO GIVE US THE FAMOUS GAY PEOPLE. THE FIRST PERSON THAT GOT THE
PURPLE HEART IN AFGHANISTAN WAS GAY. NOW IS THE TIME WE CAN LOOK BACK
AT PEOPLE WHO DID PROUDLY SERVE THE MILITARY, AND THEN
WERE LATER ABLE TO LIVE THEIR FULL LIVES AS GAY PEOPLE. HARVEY MILK MADE AN IMPRESSION
ON AMERICAN CULTURE. HE WAS THE FIRST OPENLY GAY
OFFICIAL ELECTED IN THE US.>>HIGHEST PROFILE, ABSOLUTELY.>>HIS LEGACY REVERBERATES TODAY.>>WHAT WAS YOUR REACTION
DURING OBAMA’S SPEECH? HIS HUSBAND IS DIFFERENT THAN
HER WIFE, ARE WE PAST THE POINTS?>>I KNOW PEOPLE WHO ARE IN THE
MILITARY WHO ARE LIFELONG MILITARY FOLKS WHO CAN SUDDENLY
NOW NOT HAVE TO HIDE THEIR HUSBAND, AND CAN OPENLY GO OUT
AS A COUPLE, AND ONE IS IN UNIFORM AND WHAT IS NOT. I KNOW MIXED NATIONAL COUPLES
THAT CAN NOW GET MARRIED, AND ONES FROM CANADA CAN NOW ñ
I HAVE BEEN GOING TO A LOT OF WEDDINGS IN THE LAST
COUPLE OF YEARS. THIS IS A TIME OF FLUX.>>THAT’S ONE OF THE DOWNSIDES.>>SO
MANY WEDDINGS AND REGISTRATIONS. I CAN’T GET ANYMORE TOASTERS. THIS IS VERY EXCITING NEWS AND I
THINK THAT EVEN THOUGH MILK IS A BIG LEFTY, AND PROTESTED
VIETNAM, I THINK HE WOULD BE THRILLED TO HAVE A NAVY
SHIP NAMED AFTER HIM.>>AWESOME. I AGREE. SO LET IT BE
WRITTEN. LET’S GO TO KENTUCKY.>>YOU KNOW WHAT ñ>>DAMMIT, BEN. WE HAVE MOVED
ON.>>THIS IS AN APPROPRIATE QUESTION,
BUT IT IS NAVY RELATED. I HAVE IT ON MY PHONE, IN
THE NAVY. THAT IS JUST A STEREOTYPE THAT
GAYS WOULD’VE JOINED THE NAVY AS OPPOSED TO THE ARMY. IS THERE AN OUNCE OF ñ>>I THINK THERE MIGHT BE AN
OUNCE OF TRUTH TO IT. I THINK THE DIFFERENCE BEING
THAT SAILORS ARE ISOLATED. YOU ARE ON THAT BOAT AND IT IS
NOT A BOAT OF NOTHING BUT MEN, AND YOU ARE ON THAT BOAT. IT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN
BEING IN A SUBMARINE AND BEING ON A BASE. THERE ARE HOMOS IN EVERY
BRANCH OF THE SERVICE, ALWAYS HAS BEEN.>>NOT THE COAST GUARD.>>I THINK THE NAVY HAS A
SPECIAL PLACE. BUT THAT IS THEORETICAL, I
DON’T KNOW IF IT IS FOR SURE.>>WE WILL BE BACK NEXT WEEK WITH
ANOTHER EPISODE OF ASK THE GAY. THANKS FOR COMING.

100 comments

  1. For everyon e below who doesn't understand, "S.S." is only used for civilian ships. The ship will be the "USS Harvey Milk".

  2. Yes….FINALLY AMRICA. I am a naive young girl who is Liberal and ABOUT TIME AMRICA.This is progress, naming things after gays and it is one of the most important things that can ever happen. It's right up there with winning WW2. I hope we can find a black, disabled female transgender so we can name something after her as that is the ultimate oppressed person.

    BOUT TIME AMRICA!!!

  3. None of these people know anything about this man there just happy hes gay hint hint there are probably hundreds of ships named after gay sailors hes openly gay now only after it was the thing to do to win political favor………………

  4. A service man/woman who serves their country with distinction, should be recognized and respected. He/she however, should not be given special honors because of his/her race, religion OR sexual preference.

  5. "Don't talk to me about naval tradition. It's nothing but rum, sodomy, and the lash." Winston Churchill. Apparently one of those things is being celebrated by the American Navy.

  6. I was in the navy and there were lesbians in my boot camp company. I'm a straight women but I knew which ones were gay (and I was right).In fact two in my company got busted for having sex in the head (bathroom).

  7. The Navy needs some positive PRopoganda since it owns and operates twelve (12) Nimitz sized aircraft carriers (each the length of three football fields) which float around the world instigating problems on seas where no other nation wastes its taxpayers' dollars on even one (1) boat half the size. Each carrier is staffed with more than 5000 adults whose care is not cheap. When you think of US killer drones, remember that these aircraft carriers are the tools used to deliver them within striking distance of the millions of people they terrorize and hundreds they slaughter each month strategically burning down entire barns and farms looking for needles in haystacks. Perhaps the US military should name some bombs after RuPaul and Chaz Bono to win over hearts and minds cheers of LGBTQs before they're dropped in ‪#‎airstrikes‬ by a drone (named after Dan Savage) on innocent LGBTQs and others in foreign countries. Peace loving and life-affirming LGBTQs should be protesting Mr Milk's name and legacy being exploited and dirtied to instigate more US terrorism.

  8. Well, that's nice for Harvey, I guess. But, I really want to know when they're going to name a ship after Lissette. Anybody that smokin' hot has to have a ship named after them, at some point.

  9. You all missed the best part – the Harvey Milke is going to be an oiler, which means that its entire purpose is to pull up alongside other ships and pump them full of fluids.

  10. so he didnt really do anything heroic he just pushed papers i would rather have the ship named after Chris Kyle and before the libtards attack me for hating gays Chris Kyle was more heroic he actually helped people

  11. So, the message is, "Hey, gay people, it's OK to want to go visit exotic places, meet interesting and stimulating people of a different culture… and kill them. Be the first kid on your block to get a confirmed kill!"

  12. I think if it was done because he was gay that's sick. it should be done because he was a great man did great things for the people or a hero. but to do it just because he's gay are you guys on crack or something. why would we honor being gay. is that like supposed to be special or something? not discriminating means not discriminating. specifically hiring anyone because of their difference is discrimination. she mean people who discriminate is fine. celebrating the minority to be considered celebrating the love of differences or showing everyone that it's okay to be different. so does that mean we should have a Black Parade and Asian parade and an atheist parade and all the relations like thousands of them parade and fat parade and skinny parade and nerd parade and ugly parade and at tall parade and a short people parade and Native parade any transgender parade then a non-gender parade. do we have enough days in the year? do they even have to parade .2% of the population which is probably all of them in front of the masses 360 days of the year and every movie and every TV show? do we have to have transgender TV JTV native TV all the nationalities TV just like we have black TV? this is getting ridiculous. how about just not discriminating and treating them like you would anybody else. when something is rare it's tough to do. I remember the story of black students in a Japanese School say they were actually admired and idolized by the other Japanese students because they were unique and different. yeah I suppose we could do that. that's simply an attitude change not having parades and making whole TV shows and movies about it and that's going a little overboard and could have the opposite effect.

  13. LISSETTE PADILLA, WHY R U SO INCREDIBLY BEAUTIFUL AND HOT ????????????????????
    UR PARTNER MUST BE ONE LUCKIEST SOB ON THE FACE OF THIS PLANET !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. In the Uk we have the HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales beat that.
    Her Majesty's Ship Ark Royal.

  15. Did they name it after him just because he was gay? If so that is stupid. If he actually deserves it, then it is different.

  16. Naming it after him solely because he was gay but didn't actually do anything to deserve it is basically reverse homophobia and a long ways away from 'equality'. Instead it's special treatment.

    Much like with feminism and women, or affirmative action for black people. It's basically been perverted to the point of regression. It's no longer about equality but instead special treatment and favoritism.

  17. Our enemies will cower in fear when that ship rolls through blasting YMCA, while a bunch of men dressed as sailors, construction workers and S&M freaks dance to a coordinated routine on the deck.

  18. Lieutenant, Junior Grade, Harvey Milk of the United States Navy did solemnly swear/affirm to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic, and he died doing exactly that.

    Should he really be denied military honors to fill some arbitrary affirmative action quota to keep the list of ship namesakes 100% straight? Should a straight man – who didn't do as much for his country as this man did – be honored more highly simply because he had sex with women instead of falling in love with men?

  19. The Navy did have a ship named the James Buchanan back in 1921, before it was given to the Army as a transport and renamed Republic. Pres. James Buchanan and Sen. William King were a well-known gay couple, often referred to as Aunt Nancy and Miss Fancy.

  20. So a weapon of war is named after a guy based on his sexuality and this is somehow a win for progressives? I don't get it.

  21. As a partially disabled veteran of the US Army let me say you don't get to choose where you are stationed. I had no choice when I had to spend the last year of my military service at a fort named after a notorious traitor to the United States namely Braxton Bragg perhaps the most incompetent general officer in the Confederate Army. That fort was of course Fort Bragg, NC. Bragg was such an incompetent during the Confederate defense of Chattanooga that noted Calvary General Bedford Forrest reportedly told him "If you were a man I would slap your face." Bragg despite his incompetence was a close friend of Jefferson Davis the president of the Confederacy and hence his exalted position during that conflict. Fort Bragg was named after him simply as a nod to my home state of North Carolina where it is located. It is perhaps the most important Army Base in the United States by dint of the many specialized units located there such as the 82nd Airborne and Delta Force. I had no objection being there because my home in Wilmington was little more than ninety miles away and I could by virtue of that readily visit my family and girlfriend every weekend.

  22. Wonderful! Let's celebrate Harvey for sticking his tool up somebody's butt. That is about as heroic as spitting on somebody from his blind side.

  23. We're at war with Eastasia and have ever been at war with Eurasia! Even I understood the George Orwell reference! And I'm the King of Queens!! Ha!

  24. OK, only about 15oz of truth at the end…
    Army is gay as a fox…
    Marines are Navy.
    Chair force does'nt count.
    So, yeah, GTFO, citizen.

  25. You know, as historic as this ship in due to its name, I really, really want a stupid name for a cutting-edge battleship.

    "In this week, enemy forces were obliterated by the power of the newly minted USS SquarePants during its maiden voyage to support our troops."

    "Sir, we've lost three ships to America's new cruiser, the Yabba-Dabba-Doo. We can't stop it!"

  26. He is one of my heros. He brought us out.. and now this city is much better for it! If you want to know about him, watch the documentary. Not the hollywood film.,

  27. This is disrespectful to America. sick of all this praise the gays. penis in the butt is wrong. butt is for crap to come out. and here we are as a nation letting all this weird gay demonic stuff rep our country.

  28. Now we are really gonna gay cruise…. GET READY TO FIRE THE LOAD….sticky load…poop deck
    So many jokes can be made….

  29. It was only a matter of time. This is an attempt to boost Hillary Clinton among homosexual voters. We'll see if THAT's all it takes to buy them off.

  30. The man was a drugged out pedophile who sodomized BOYS!!!! obama gave him the medal of freedom and named a ship after him?? It's DISGUSTING!!!!!! There are literally HUNDREDS of other gay people who would deserve that recognition over one that should have been castrated! Once again obama brings shame and humiliation to our country!

  31. Harvey Milk got a job on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors courtesy of the Rev. Jim Jones, leader of the Peoples Temple, the same Jim Jones who got his followers to commit mass suicide in Jonestown Guyana on November 18, 1978. And coincidentally, Milk and S.F. Mayor Moscone  were killed exactly a week after the Jonestown suicide/massacre. Some one on You Tube told me that Milk was a pedophile.

  32. This is a bad idea. Any normal man on a Chinese warship will find this ship to be an irresistible target. If we have a war, it will be the first ship to go down. Everyone will want to sink a gay ship. It's an open target for our enemies. What a sick idea.

  33. I read that when he was young, Harvey Milk got fired from his job at the local sperm bank. They caught him drinking on the job…

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