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United States Postal Service To Issue Harvey Milk Stamp

MilkEarlier this year we reported on speculation that the United States Postal Service (USPS) might be getting ready to release a Harvey Milk stamp. A campaign advocating for a stamp in Milk's honor began back in 2009 and today the USPS has announced they will in fact be issuing the stamp sometime in 2014. The Harvey Milk Foundation broke the news on Facebook:

"Another advancement for LGBT, recognition for Harvey and his message of hope! Amazing news from Stuart Milk, please share widely!

"Breaking! It is official! The USPS will confirm this week that my uncle, Harvey Milk will be commemorated on a 2014 US postage stamp. Another first! My deep gratitude to everyone that supported this effort! More details including the image to come via USPS soon! "Hope Will Never Be Silent" and will be on millions of letters soon!"

As GayPolitics.com notes, Milk's stamp will be the first to feature an openly LGBT elected official. Chucke Wolfe, President and CEO of the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund and Institute commented on the significance of the USPS's decision:

"Harvey Milk’s legacy is alive and well...His historic run paved the way for a new generation of LGBT leaders who can be open and honest about who they are, and it’s encouraging to see the U.S. Postal Service honoring his legacy of perseverance and pride today."

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  1. Harvey deserves every honor. We owe him so much.

    Posted by: K in VA | Oct 10, 2013 3:51:21 PM


  2. Ugh! I used to be a fan of Milk. After I saw the movie, I even got a tattoo related to him.

    But I haaate this guy now! In all of his speeches, he never once linked gay rights to crossdressing and hermaphrodites and sex change operations! In fact, he told the whole world that equating being gay with crossdressing was an antiquated stereotype and that it was offensive to gay people.

    What was he thinking? He was obviously a transphobic bigot and not down with the LBGTQIIAAPSGLNGCQ concept. Soooo glad he is dead.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Oct 10, 2013 4:00:53 PM


  3. Haaate is a strong word kiwi.....lets give the man the credit due him already! Without him, who knows where we'd all be now......and he wasn't perefct - heck, even today there is much still to be learned regarding transgendered, hemaphrodites etc etc......show the man some respect dude

    Posted by: disgusted american | Oct 10, 2013 4:03:22 PM


  4. Consistently applied pressure is the hallmark of today's gay rights movement. And who do we wish dead today Kiwi? Milk advocated a gayness that didn't include every freak under the sun.

    Posted by: RIP | Oct 10, 2013 4:04:37 PM


  5. This stamp succeeds in making Harvey Milk look like a country western singer.

    Posted by: GE | Oct 10, 2013 4:06:34 PM


  6. ABOUT TIME! One can not help but wonder what Harvey would have thought about the movement today . . . (Oh, you are SO wrong LITTLE KIWI!)

    Posted by: Mike | Oct 10, 2013 4:09:44 PM


  7. we should send thousands of these stamps to Right Wingers like Michele Bachmann, Tony Perkins, Pat Robertson and others of this ilk................

    Posted by: Bernie | Oct 10, 2013 4:15:37 PM


  8. Oh, DISGUSTED AMERICAN,

    you fell for it again. That's not Kiwi. Just like the crazy initial posting attributed to me on Berince King (a few months ago) was not me. It's Rick or his creation "David Hagatha Herne" doing the imposter thing. He's just as crazy as a motha' f.ckin' bed bug.

    Posted by: Derrick from Phillyl | Oct 10, 2013 4:34:09 PM


  9. A 32 cent stamp??????? I thought all new stamps are forever stamps, so that you can beat price increases by buying now.

    Posted by: Wyatt | Oct 10, 2013 4:39:41 PM


  10. @MIKE,

    please. You are so wrong to think that ridiculous sh.tty posting was by Kiwi.

    Posted by: Derrick from Phillyl | Oct 10, 2013 4:45:49 PM


  11. Fake-Kiwi posts aren't nearly as funny as Fake-Rick posts.

    Posted by: crispy | Oct 10, 2013 4:52:31 PM


  12. Will this be gay propaganda when a letter is sent to Russia with this stamp?

    Posted by: simon | Oct 10, 2013 5:03:51 PM


  13. Appropriate news for Coming Out Day Eve since Harvey was all about coming out.

    Yeah, fake-Kiwi isn't quite there yet, whoever's trying. But keep putting in those basement hours and you might nail it eventually!

    Posted by: Ernie | Oct 10, 2013 5:04:48 PM


  14. Damn! Andy has to find someway to be certain that we are who we say we are. Like making the E-mail address match the name BEFORE one can post.

    Posted by: Mike | Oct 10, 2013 5:06:46 PM


  15. Damn! Andy has to find someway to be certain that we are who we say we are. Like making the E-mail address match the name BEFORE one can post.

    Posted by: Mike | Oct 10, 2013 5:06:47 PM


  16. And not post twice when you only hit once!

    Posted by: Mike | Oct 10, 2013 5:09:15 PM


  17. I enjoyed the fake Kiwi post. It had some wit. The real Kiwi posts are so damned politically correct and preachy and laughter-free (lighten up, Kiwi!) that the parodies come off as bright and blessedly irreverent.

    Posted by: will | Oct 10, 2013 5:14:52 PM


  18. Does Harvey Milk look a bit like Barry Williams (the actor who played Greg Brady on "The Brady Bunch") on this stamp? No disrespect intended to Mr. Milk, but this was my first thought when I saw a photo of the stamp.

    Posted by: Mary | Oct 10, 2013 5:18:56 PM


  19. @Mary Had not thought of it like that, but yes there is a tiny bit of Greg Brady in there.

    Posted by: Mike | Oct 10, 2013 5:35:57 PM


  20. Re: LITTLE KIWI :

    Of course we know what the dormouse says :

    "It's the wrong Alice !"

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Oct 10, 2013 5:42:26 PM


  21. Or was it the March Hare ?

    TRISTRAM where are you ?

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Oct 10, 2013 5:48:48 PM


  22. @Rick Wrong! One of his early boyfriends was a staunch Goldwater Republican and he supported him completely, however Harvey Milk was very much a liberal member of the DEMOCRATIC PARTY. Despite Republicans attempt to rewrite history AFTER he was killed and became a hero.

    Posted by: Mike | Oct 10, 2013 6:12:20 PM


  23. Harvey Milk was a Republican before he became Harvey Milk. Unless your hero is the closeted Harvey Milk who no one would remember.

    Posted by: Ernie | Oct 10, 2013 6:26:03 PM


  24. I think the comments need to go with a mid-range identity system, so people will have to work at least a slight amount to impersonate others.

    Posted by: Randy | Oct 10, 2013 6:52:50 PM


  25. Harvey Milk is listed in Wikipedia among other sources as a Democrat. In San Francisco there is very active Harvey Milk Democratic Club!

    Posted by: Mike | Oct 10, 2013 7:09:16 PM


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