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Thu Apr 3, 2014, 09:10 PM

Harvey Milk Stamp Will Be First To Feature An Openly Gay Elected Official

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he U.S. Postal Service will release a postage stamp featuring gay rights icon and former San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk on May 22, Harvey Milk Day, Linns Stamp News reported Monday.

The stamp will be the first to feature an openly-gay elected official, and it will contain an image of the LGBT rights rainbow flag.



Officials are considering San Francisco and Washington, D.C. as potential opening day cities, according to Linns.

Milk was the first openly gay official to person to be elected to a political office in California. He won a seat on San Francisco's Board of Supervisors in 1977, and was assassinated in 1978 by a former city supervisor.

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Reply Harvey Milk Stamp Will Be First To Feature An Openly Gay Elected Official (Original post)
sheshe2 Apr 2014 OP
RKP5637 Apr 2014 #1
bigwillq Apr 2014 #2
Cha Apr 2014 #3
sheshe2 Apr 2014 #4
msanthrope Apr 2014 #5
sheshe2 Apr 2014 #10
KittyWampus Apr 2014 #6
ET Awful Apr 2014 #7
JohnnyRingo Apr 2014 #8
Manifestor_of_Light Apr 2014 #12
JohnnyRingo Apr 2014 #14
Manifestor_of_Light Apr 2014 #16
RoverSuswade Apr 2014 #9
passiveporcupine Apr 2014 #11
ehrnst Apr 2014 #13
CrispyQ Apr 2014 #15
awoke_in_2003 Apr 2014 #17
sheshe2 Apr 2014 #18
awoke_in_2003 Apr 2014 #19
sheshe2 Apr 2014 #20
gerogie2 Apr 2014 #21
Botany Apr 2014 #22
IrishAyes Apr 2014 #23
Heidi Apr 2014 #24

Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Apr 3, 2014, 09:14 PM

1. Yea!!! Excellent!!! K&R !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! n/t

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Apr 3, 2014, 09:14 PM

2. Cool.

 



K and R

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Apr 3, 2014, 09:19 PM

3. That is a beautiful stamp, she.. Yay for our country having Harvey Milk on

our USPS Stamps!

Mahalo she~

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Response to Cha (Reply #3)

Thu Apr 3, 2014, 09:27 PM

4. Amazing, is it not.

We are getting there my dear. Dignity that comes from equality. Baby steps Cha, yet I believe the stride is longer now and gaining strength.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Apr 3, 2014, 11:20 PM

5. A stamp long overdue. nt

 

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Response to msanthrope (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 4, 2014, 05:24 PM

10. Agreed, and now it is a forever stamp~ nt

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Fri Apr 4, 2014, 12:25 AM

6. Kind of cool it's a "forever" stamp

 

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Fri Apr 4, 2014, 12:42 PM

7. Awesome! Great picture of him too. Cue the AFA boycotting mail . . . NOW!

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Fri Apr 4, 2014, 03:06 PM

8. Oh great. Now my mailman will be trying to fix me up with his gay cousin.

I'm kidding of course.

I live across the street from the post office and always walk over to buy special editions to grace the envelopes of my bills. I hate the standard issue Forever Stamp with the flag that everyone else uses. Lately they haven't had much at all, and I'm currently using Harry Potter stamps. I'm not gay, but I haven't read a single book by JK Rowling either.

I'll absolute ask for this stamp next time.

Thanx for posting!

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Response to JohnnyRingo (Reply #8)

Fri Apr 4, 2014, 06:24 PM

12. I'm using Hendrix stamps at the moment.

My dad bought sheet stamps because of the variety, and I like them too.

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Response to Manifestor_of_Light (Reply #12)

Fri Apr 4, 2014, 06:56 PM

14. I want those!

Now I suspect my local post office is holding out on me. Someone's going to hear about this.

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Response to JohnnyRingo (Reply #14)

Fri Apr 4, 2014, 08:56 PM

16. They're mustard yellow and psychedelic. Truly the whole block page is a great work of art.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Fri Apr 4, 2014, 04:21 PM

9. USA! USA! USA!

An American patriot.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Fri Apr 4, 2014, 06:16 PM

11. I have to get some of these! n/t

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Fri Apr 4, 2014, 06:39 PM

13. On our holiday cards this year! And my 10 year old knows why. (nt)

 

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Fri Apr 4, 2014, 08:51 PM

15. kick kick kick

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Fri Apr 4, 2014, 10:49 PM

17. Makes me wish I had my uncle's address...

 

too bad I de-friended him to his right wing and anti-gay statements.

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #17)

Fri Apr 4, 2014, 10:57 PM

18. So very sorry, awoke.

My aunt pulled that on my cousin, however her dad and my grandfather supported her emotionally and financially. In the end they reconciled.

Hate and fear will never work, love and understanding do.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #18)

Fri Apr 4, 2014, 11:00 PM

19. I didn't care for him growing up...

 

he was a bit dickish. I didn't realize what a right wing asshole he was until FB. I moved to Texas in 92, and I wasn't very politically active then. On the bright side, I am still in contact with my other uncle, who is still a good old hippie at heart

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #19)

Fri Apr 4, 2014, 11:12 PM

20. I am too!



Love is all you need~

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sat Apr 5, 2014, 07:15 AM

21. What are stamps?

 

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sun Apr 6, 2014, 10:22 AM

22. Well not out loud and proud but Abe did sleep w/men and wrote a love poem to another man's thighs

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Mon Apr 7, 2014, 08:13 AM

23. About time!

Always liked him anyway, and it doesn't hurt that he bore a passing resemblance to someone else I adore - Peter Coyote. That's not the important thing, of course, but it's still very charming.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Mon Apr 7, 2014, 09:12 AM

24. Beautiful and long overdue tribute!

:kick:

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