PHOTOS: It’s Fleet Week, And We’re In The Navy Now!

Today marks the start of Fleet Week, when strapping young sailors from around the world disembark in New York for a little well-deserved R&R. It’s always been a eye-candy bonanza for women and gay men, but this year’s Fleet Week is even more special: It’s the first one since the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.

For the first time, gay sailors will be able to waltz into the Ritz or XL—in uniform—and proudly be overcharged by some twink bartender.

God bless America!

We’ll be scouting Midtown this week for some uniformed hotties but, in the meantime, enjoy these historical images of Navy pals posted by Alan Light on Flickr. “Years after my step-grandfather Jerry Southwick died, I found a bunch of his old Navy pictures in a box,” writes Light. “They are really cool, and frankly a bit homoerotic.”


Photos: Gerald Southwick