Letters to the editor – Aug. 5, 2016

Posted: August 5th, 2016 | Editorial, Featured, Letters to the editor | No Comments

Harvey Milk news

[Ref: “Breaking: US Navy to name ship after Harvey Milk,” online only at]

I am so happy and proud of all the people who worked hard to have a Naval vessel named after LGBT civil rights leader Harvey Milk. I was a bit apprehensive when I first learned of the plan — mainly over supporters wanting a warship in his honor. But as I learned more of the movement and the John Lewis class of ships, I realized that this achievement would just add another mark of honor that our country has made in his name.

The LGBT community nationwide has scored big with this news. As a city, we also have much to be proud of — knowing that the ship will be built right here in San Diego.

A big “thank you” to Nicole Murray-Ramirez, the International Court System, Stuart Milk and the Harvey Milk Foundation and all who were involved and wrote letters of support. History in the making, once again!

—Eddie Rey, founder, San Diego LGBT Visitors Center, via

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