US Navy To Name Ship After LGBT Rights Icon, Harvey Milk

WASHINGTON, July 28, 2016 --

Today, the American Military Partner Association (AMPA), the nation's largest organization of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) military families, praised the news that the U.S. Navy plans to name a ship after the LGBT rights icon and former Naval officer, Harvey Milk. According to a congressional notification signed by Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus that was obtained by USNI News, the Navy will name a planned Military Sealift Command fleet oiler USNS Harvey Milk (T-AO-206).

“Harvey Milk is an American hero and an icon for LGBT equality, and it's phenomenal that the U.S. Navy is going to honor his legacy by naming a ship after him," said AMPA President Ashley Broadway-Mack. "Harvey Milk's incredible leadership in the face of adversity continues to inspire all of us in our ongoing fight for full LGBT equality. By breaking down barriers and fighting for the dignity and worth of all Americans, he left behind an example for all of us in his service to our nation, both in and out of uniform."

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Re-Introducing Our Best Of 2016!557

This is a busy time of year, especially so with the impending election and all the drama surrounding it. And speaking of voting, we have been busy pulling together all the responses from the voting for our Best Of 2016. We would like to thank everyone that took a few moments to weigh in and tell us some of your favorite spot and things in Sacramento. No, we won’t be giving out 24 karat gold plaques or anything, but we thought it would be fun to resurrect it and see what our readers thought, and liked. You can see all the results, starting on page 13.

Read more: Outword's Best Of Issue is Out Now!


Don’t miss The Totalitarians and Grahm-A-Rama at Cap Stage and Constellations at B Street Graham Sobelman

by Chris Narloch

It’s going to be another warm weekend in River City, but I have two possible past-times to consider that will put you in an air-conditioned theater rather than outside in the hot sun.

Plus, CapStage is hosting its second Graham-A-Rama! Graham-A-Rama is a cabaret featuring Sacramento performers, hosted by Graham Sobelman and his trio on Sunday, July 31 at 2 pm & 7 pm


Read more: Don’t miss “The Totalitarians” at Cap Stage and “Constellations” at B Street



One of the most iconic and instantly recognizable voices in music history is back in a way you've never heard before. Multi-platinum artist Macy Gray makes her Chesky Records debut with her new jazz-infused album "Stripped," an intimate offering recorded live on high resolution audio in a decommissioned Brooklyn church around one binaural microphone.

Read more: Macy Gray to Release New Jazz Album


Join us for our 21st Anniversary Celebration!21

It is happening, and happening soon. Outword Magazine will celebrate its 21st birthday! That’s right, Outword Magazine is now legal and can join us for a cocktail. So, come August 16, we ask you to join us in our celebration at Sidetrax Lounge, 2007 K Street, Sacramento, starting at 5:30 pm and going until 7 pm.

Read more: Outword Turns 21!


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