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Harvey Milk is to be depicted on the USA stamp

Harvey Milk is to be depicted on the USA stamp
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A photo of the slain San Francisco politician Harvey Milk, according to the info got by StampNews.com, will be featured on stamps starting in May, making him the first openly gay elected official to be commemorated on a postage note.

A photo of the slain San Francisco politician will be featured on stamps starting in May, making him the first openly gay elected official to be commemorated on a postage note. This week the Post Office unveiled the black-and-white stamp design that will be released on May 22, Harvey Milk Day. The art comes from a black and white photo taken in front of Milk's camera store in San Francisco. The colors of the gay pride flag also appear in the top left corner.

In 1977 Milk became the first openly gay elected official when he was appointed to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. His pledge to serve all of the town's citizens, not just gay people, helped make him a popular leader. But in Nov. 1978 at the age of 48 was shot and killed by a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. His career was cut short nearly one year after he took office when he and San Francisco Mayor George Moscone were assassinated.

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