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Postal Service To Release Harvey Milk Stamp on Thursday

Dedication ceremony planned in San Francisco on May 28.

Credit: USPS.
Credit: USPS.

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.

Info provided by USPS.



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