Military Sealift Command To Honor Gay Rights Activist Harvey Milk

Military Sealift Command, the transportation provider for the US Navy, will name it's newest ship after Harvey Milk, the San Francisco gay rights activist featured in Sean Penn's award winning movie, Milk. U.S. Naval Institute News reported that a July 14, 2016 congressional notification, signed by Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, indicated he intended to name a … [Read more...]

Gay At Sea – A Look At The US Coast Guard’s LGBT Community

By Petty Officer 2nd Class Connie Terrell - Despite the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT) in 2011, and the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in 2013, total equality for the LGBT community is still a work in progress. One of the ways the Coast Guard is helping its LGBT members is by creating an open dialogue. Petty Officer 1st Class Sasha Fairburn, a company … [Read more...]