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Postal Service To Release Harvey Milk Stamp on Thursday

Milk’s achievements gave hope and confidence to the LGBT community in the United States and elsewhere at a time when the community was encountering widespread hostility and discrimination.

Credit USPS.
Credit USPS.

From the U.S. Postal Service: 

The U.S. Postal Service will officially release the Harvey Milk Forever Stamp in an official first-day-of-issue ceremony Thursday at the White House.

The public is invited to attend the May 28 Harvey Milk Forever Stamp special dedication ceremony in San Francisco. (Details pending.)

Customers may order the Harvey Milk stamp through this link for delivery following the May 22 stamp issuance.

The stamp image is based on a circa 1977 black and white photograph of Milk in front of his Castro Street Camera store in San Francisco taken by Daniel Nicoletta of Grants Pass, OR. Antonio Alcalá of Alexandria, Va., was art director for the stamp.

Harvey Milk was a visionary leader who became one of the first openly gay elected officials in the U.S. when he won a seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1977. 

Milk’s achievements gave hope and confidence to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community in the United States and elsewhere at a time when the community was encountering widespread hostility and discrimination. Milk believed that government should represent all citizens, ensuring equality and providing needed services.

His political career was tragically cut short less than a year after he took office in California when he and San Francisco Mayor George Moscone were assassinated on Nov. 27, 1978.

In 2009, he was posthumously awarded the Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama.

HARVEY MILK® Licensed by the Harvey Milk Foundation.


John Starks May 20, 2014 at 11:21 AM
Completely unnecessary.
Joker Joe May 20, 2014 at 02:54 PM
What a joke!!! Go Obama, the family values president with nothing better to do.
Jim B. May 21, 2014 at 10:51 AM
John and Joker, I guess equal rights aren't your thing. BTW, Joker Man, the POTUS is a little too busy to choose who goes on a stamp (no matter what your unsolicited emails tell and Fox "News" tell you)
Wolfman June 10, 2014 at 10:53 AM
Milk, who stole the word gay for their own agenda ?

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