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Behold! The Harvey Milk Commemorative Stamp!

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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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