U.S. Navy Names Ship After Gay Rights Icon Harvey Milk

U.S. Navy Names Ship After Gay Rights Icon Harvey Milk


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.

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