The Mystery Over Bill White’s Intrepid Museum Resignation

Nobody quite knows why — or at least nobody is saying publicly — Bill White, the gay president of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York, abruptly resigned this morning. The move ends his two decade career there and comes just as Fleet Week, the museum’s largest annual event, begins. White says only, via statement: “This has not been an easy decision for me, but I feel the time has come for me to pursue new challenges with similar goals. I will continue to dedicate my life to honoring and advocating on behalf of the brave men and women whose sacrifices make it possible for the rest of us to live our lives to the fullest. It has been an unbelievable honor and privilege to have helped lead this Intrepid team that has strived to do so much good for so many.”