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WATCH LIVE: Harvey Milk Postage Stamp Unveiled at White House

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Today is Harvey Milk Day in California and would have been the gay rights activist's 84th birthday.

The US Postal Service is also issuing its Harvey Milk postage stamp at a special White House ceremony scheduled to begin at 3 pm ET.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

The event will feature remarks by U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Senator Tammy Baldwin, Representative John Lewis, Deputy Postmaster General Ronald A. Stroman, and other distinguished guests including the Co-Founders of the Harvey Milk Foundation, Stuart Milk and Anne Kronenberg.

And order the stamps online HERE.

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  1. When are they going to have a Rev. Jim Jones day? Or is every day Jim Jones day?

    Posted by: Kev C | May 22, 2014 3:07:05 PM


  2. Symbolism is well and good but Obama has not been good on pro-gay legislation.

    Posted by: petey | May 22, 2014 3:58:00 PM


  3. thank u Harvey for making my life a bit easier

    Posted by: disgusted merican | May 22, 2014 4:27:36 PM


  4. This gets my stamp of approval!
    #Progress

    Posted by: Marc | May 22, 2014 4:32:05 PM


  5. I wish I still used postage. I'd buy some of these.

    I watched the whole thing. Some of the speeches were very stirring. That's what I'm going to "blame" for me tearing up like a silly queer when they unveiled the stamp.

    Posted by: Zlick | May 22, 2014 5:20:08 PM


  6. I don't send snail mail any more, and even if I did, US postage wouldn't help me. But I bought some. It's a pretty picture, and an important commemoration. They'll go next to my Matthew Mitchams.

    Posted by: Randy | May 22, 2014 5:52:56 PM


  7. Kev C and Petey are established aliases of Rick. Ignore them.

    Posted by: Tyler | May 22, 2014 8:07:21 PM


  8. @RANDY

    Australia issued the Matthew Mitcham postage stamp back in 2008. Lick, lick ...

    http://triptotheouthouse.wordpress.com/2008/09/08/australia-issues-postage-stamps-honoring-out-gay-diver-matthew-mitcham-and-other-gold-medalists-are-they-self-adhesive-or-do-you-have-to-lick-them/

    Posted by: Retro | May 22, 2014 8:07:48 PM


  9. Now the event is over, the recording is available at:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joJAqZe7ZaU

    Posted by: Randy | May 23, 2014 6:16:09 PM


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