Harvey Milk to be Honored on U.S. Postage Stamp

October 10, 2013 By Jesse Melgar


The United States Post Office confirmed today that Harvey Milk will be the first proudly out elected official to grace a postal stamp, joining a myriad of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender icons already recognized on postage, including Tennessee Williams, Keith Haring and Willa Cather.

The stamp will reportedly feature Milk’s slogan, “Hope will never be silent.”

The decision came after a multi-year push from the LGBT community to honor Milk with a stamp.

In 2009, Equality California sponsored SB 572 which was authored by Senator Mark Leno and signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown declaring May 22 Harvey Milk Day in California.

This is a tremendous honor who’s spirit is alive and well. And who says philately will get you nowhere?

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2 Responses to “Harvey Milk to be Honored on U.S. Postage Stamp”

October 10, 2013 at 5:53 pm, vivian levin said: another step forward with equality

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October 10, 2013 at 6:56 pm, Gerald said: That's not the Harvey Milk slogan I was thinking of... what about "My name is Harvey Milk, and I'm here to recruit you!"

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