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Behold! The Harvey Milk Commemorative Stamp!


Linnis.com Stamp News just revealed the design for the U.S. commemorative "forever stamp" honoring San Francisco political figure and gay rights activist Harvey Milk.

According to Linnis.com:

The stamp will be issued on Harvey Milk Day, May 22, in a location or locations yet to be determined. Both Washington, D.C., and San Francisco are potential first-day cities. U.S. Postal Service officials announced the stamp subject in October 2013 but have not formally revealed the image.

As we reported last fall, "the campaign advocating for a stamp in Milk's honor began back in 2009... [this] stamp will be the first to feature an openly LGBT elected official."

The Washington Blade also has an in-depth story on the contentious campaign to get the stamp made in the first place.

(via Joe.My.God.)

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  1. That is one A-M-A-Z-I-N-G looking stamp. BRAVO!

    Posted by: MARCUS BACHMANN | Apr 2, 2014 7:56:04 AM

  2. This is fabulous.

    Posted by: David in NYC | Apr 2, 2014 9:08:52 AM

  3. cant wait to use them

    Posted by: reality | Apr 2, 2014 9:48:52 AM

  4. Was kind of hoping for a nice drawing, but this is a great picture of him and I love the little rainbow spectrum in the corner.

    Posted by: Dback | Apr 2, 2014 10:28:18 AM

  5. Why isn't his arm around an underage boyfriend....more accurate...

    Posted by: styler | Apr 2, 2014 10:40:48 AM

  6. Styler (Rick), we get it: you're trying to be shockingly cruel and sociopathic with every comment you leave. Predictable troll is predictable and sad.

    Posted by: Tyler | Apr 2, 2014 11:41:51 AM

  7. Finally, something I can put next to my Matthew Mitcham stamps.

    Stamp collecting is pretty cheap if you're looking only for gay leaders.

    Posted by: Randy | Apr 2, 2014 12:43:28 PM

  8. Absolutely amazing! Love this on so many levels

    Posted by: Montas | Apr 2, 2014 2:30:10 PM

  9. I'm so excited to get this and keep it. What a treasure, and what a great way to honor him.

    Posted by: Lee | Apr 2, 2014 2:30:37 PM

  10. WONDERFUL! and cheers to Dan Nicoletta, who took that iconic photo!

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Apr 2, 2014 2:39:03 PM

  11. I think when this stamp comes out, the national and other gay groups should do a massive mailing to the anti-gay right wingers with this stamp on it! I am semi-serious about this! and that would be worth every penny to see the recipients' faces!

    Posted by: Bernie | Apr 2, 2014 8:24:52 PM

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