Navy to name ship after pioneer gay activist Harvey Milk

Something I didn’t think I would see today.

On July 14, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus indicated he intended to name a planned Military Sealift Command fleet oiler USNS Harvey Milk (T-AO-206) after the famed civil rights leader. In April, Bob Filner, a Democratic congressman, got the idea that the next ship christened by the U.S. Navy should be named after Milk. Milk…

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