U.S. Military Uses Gay Activist Harvey Milk as Key Figure for ‘Pride Month’ Push

Milk was one of the first openly gay elected officials.

  • The U.S. Air Force released a memo to call for a celebration of “Pride Month,” including the Department of Defense using former California homosexual activist Harvey Milk, for the military branch’s 2023 Pride festivities.
  • A commentary published through the Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma reads, “Pride Month is a time to celebrate the contributions and rights of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer/Questioning community. Pride Month spans the entire month of June each year.”
  • “President Bill Clinton officially declared June as Gay and Lesbian Pride Month on June 2, 2000. President Barack Obama expanded the observance to National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month June 1, 2009,” the statement continues. “Pride celebrations are held in cities throughout the country celebrating the LGBTQ+ community. Celebrations range from picnics, festivals, parades, parties, workshops, and concerts.”
  • “In years following the first Pride March in New York, more cities organized parades in support of gay rights. These highly visible opportunities allow people to express their sexuality and allow allies to have an opportunity to support the gay people in their lives,” it goes on to say.
  • “As we usher in the month of June, please take a moment to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community and become allies for their fight for equality, acceptance, and visibility,” the statement concludes.
  • Another memo for senior Pentagon leadership states, “The 2023 theme for LGBTQI+ Pride Month is ‘Equality Without Exception.’ Members of the LGBTQI+ community serve their country, fully contribute to the DoD mission, and deserve a welcoming environment which enables them to reach their full potential.”
  • “As the largest employer in the world, DoD’s reputation as a diverse and inclusive organization is essential to attracting and retaining the highly qualified talent necessary to execute our national security mission,” the memo adds. “To remain the world’s preeminent military force, we need to ensure DoD provides a professional, innovative, and globally competitive work environment where all qualified Americans can serve their country.”
  • The Defense memo continues, “To this end, the Department will continue its efforts to embrace a work culture focused on enhancing operational effectiveness, expanding talent pools to meet future warfighting capabilities, and promoting the best qualified individuals regardless oftheir gender identity or sexual orientation.”
  • A Department of Defense research agency known as the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI) published a news release for June’s “special observance,” “Equality Without Exception” featuring Harvey Milk.
  • “Celebrating and recognizing the diversity of both civilian employees and Service members across the Department of Defense (DoD); June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ+) Pride Month,” a description of a poster reads.
  • “In observance of Pride Month, the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI) proudly announces the availability of original artwork available for download from DEOMI’s public website,” the news release says.
  • “Today, Pride Month recognizes the achievements of this movement and continuing efforts to ensure equal rights for those whose sexual orientation or gender identity falls outside the mainstream. This year’s Pride Month theme is, ‘Equality Without Exception.'”
  • The publication then discusses the contributions of Harvey Milk to the U.S. military and to gay rights.
  • “The 2023 Pride Month Observance poster highlights gay rights activist Harvey Milk, and one of the U.S. Navy’s newest John Lewis-class fleet oilers named in his honor,” DEOMI writes, adding, “Harvey Milk was a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War, where he served as a diving officer aboard the submarine rescue ship USS Kittiwake. In 1955, he was forced out of the Navy because of his homosexuality.”
  • The statement concludes, ” In July 2016, the 75th U.S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus commissioned the USNS Harvey Milk. The oiler officially launched during a christening ceremony held on Nov. 6, 2021. It is the second of six ships in the Navy’s fleet oiler program to
    be commissioned and named in honor of civil and human rights leaders. During the christening ceremony, 78th U.S. Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro expressed hope that the ship naming helps right past wrongs and he reaffirmed the Navy’s commitment to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for all qualified Americans who want to serve.”
  • A fight between Antifa and parents broke out in Glendale, CA, after parents demanded curriculum transparency amid LGBT ideology being pushed in the classroom.
  • The Post Millennial’s Senior Editor Andy Ngo tweeted, “Breaking: Glendale (CA) Police beat back the Armenian-American men who want to fight #Antifa outside the school board meeting. The immigrant families oppose pride celebrations in schools. Antifa, communists & far-left protesters gathered to support that.”
  • One mother said, “There’s a lot of parents who are considering private schools, home schools, boycotting through absences. Parents are at a crossroads where they realize GUSD is getting worse and worse, and the academic scores are also going down.”