Thursday, May 22, 2014

stamps: harvey milk

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In 1977, Harvey Milk was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, making him one of the first openly gay elected officials in the United States. His career was tragically cut short nearly a year after he took office, when he and San Francisco Mayor George Moscone were assassinated. The U.S. Postal Service® is proud to honor the life of this visionary leader who became an iconic figure in the struggle for gay civil rights.

The stamp art centers on a photo of Milk taken in front of his camera store in San Francisco. The colors of the gay pride glad appear in a vertical strip in the top left corner. 

Milk believed the government should represent all citizens, insuring equality and providing needed services.

The Harvey Milk stamp will be issued as a Forever® stamp.

You can read more about the Harvey Milk stamp here.

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