Nearly 40 years after his death, an honor
for murdered San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk by the U.S. Navy. A naval ship was named after him at a ceremony on Treasure Island today. Milk was a veteran of the Navy, a civil rights activist and one of the first openly gay elected officials in the United States. “Harvey was a visionary. He saw this early.” “He knew it had to be a movement. And he was an effective, not only organizer, but inspiration.” The USNS Harvey Milk will be one of six in its class … all named after civil and human rights leaders.