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Don't ask, don't tell, don't even consider naming a battleship after Harvey Milk!
by KPFA Evening News and KPFA Morning Mix
Tuesday May 8th, 2012 8:07 AM
But, the US Navy is considering it and San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener is proposing a Board of Supervisors' Resolution in support of it. The KPFA Evening News spoke to Tommi Avicolli Mecca about why he opposes it, and the KPFA Morning Mix broadcast his editorial.
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Harvey Milk served in the Navy in the Korean War, then came
home and came out, moved to San Francisco, opened the Castro Camera
shop, grew his hair long, marched against the Vietnam War
and became the country's first elected, openly gay politican 11 months
before he was assassinated in 1978.

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Harvey's response to the Briggs Initiative to ban gay teachers in public
schools was that everybody had to come out, so that people would realize how
many trusted neighbors and family amongst them were gay.

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"Look at me!  I'm a Supervisor!" (Not a battleship.)  Harvey Milk on Castro Street, 1977.

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by KPFA Evening News and KPFA Morning Mix Tuesday May 8th, 2012 8:07 AM
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