Andrew Markle

Harvey Milk Stamp Design & Release Date Revealed

Filed By Andrew Markle | April 02, 2014 10:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Gay Icons and History, Living
Tags: Harvey Milk, Harvey Milk stamp, Post Office, U.S. Postal Service, USPS

A long-awaited Harvey Milk commemorative U.S. postage stamp will be released on May 22nd, 2014 -- Harvey Milk Day -- the philatelist website reports.

The postage stamp features the iconic monochromatic image of Harvey Milk by Danny Nicoletta, as well as the pride flag colors in six differently-colored squares in the upper left-hand corner. It will be the first U.S. postage stamp to feature an openly LGBT elected official.

The U.S. Postal Service is rumored to be considering Washington, D.C. and San Francisco, as cities for the first-day launch of the stamp. It is expected to roll out nationwide.

Milk, a Navy veteran, businessman and community activist, was elected to the San Francisco board of supervisors in 1977. He and San Francisco mayor George Moscone were shot and killed on November 27, 1978.

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