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Political Notebook: Launch date set for Milk naval ship

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With the Biden administration once again voicing support for LGBTQ rights on the global stage, the U.S. government will soon have a floating soapbox to project its pro-equality stance in ports around the world.

The first American military ship named after an LGBTQ icon is set to take its maiden voyage later this year. The Navy's USNS Harvey Milk, honoring the late gay San Francisco supervisor gunned down 43 years ago this fall, will launch Saturday, November 6, the Bay Area Reporter has learned.

It will do so from the General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Company's shipyard in San Diego where it has been under construction.

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