Harvey Milk stamp revealed

Tue. April 22, 2014 8:28 AM by OnTopMag.com

The U.S. Postal Service on Monday unveiled the image for its upcoming stamp dedicated to the memory of slain politician and gay rights activist Harvey Milk.

The stamp is based a circa 1977 black and white photograph of Milk taken by Daniel Nicoletta.

Milk was the first openly gay elected official of a major U.S. City. He was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1977 on a pledge to back gay and lesbian rights. The following year, Milk was killed by Dan White, a former supervisor.

According to the Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund, a group that supports openly LGBT elected officials, Milk is the first openly LGBT elected official to be featured on a U.S. postage stamp.

A dedication ceremony will be held on May 22 at the White House.

Visit USPS.com/shop to pre-order the stamp.

(Related: San Francisco considers renaming airport after Harvey Milk.)

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