Put Your Stamp on Pride

Nicoletta_IMG_4917Dan Nicoletta, stopped by recently to autograph sheets of Harvey Milk Forever stamps. He was in town for the public dedication for the stamp, with ceremonies in the City Hall rotunda. The stamp was designed based on an image of Harvey Milk from a photograph taken by Nicoletta in 1977.

We are pleased to be able to offer this keepsake sheet of stamps for $9.80 plus a donation to the Harvey Milk Foundation.

The Harvey Milk Foundation is a global non-profit charitable organization that promotes Harvey Milk’s legacy through human rights education and global outreach efforts. Harvey Milk (1930-1978) became the first openly gay major elected official in the United States when he was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1977. He was assassinated in San Francisco’s City Hall in November 1978. The foundation was founded by Harvey’s nephew, Stuart Milk, and Anne Kronenberg, Harvey’s campaign manager and political aide. For more information on the Harvey Milk Foundation, please visit: http://milkfoundation.org

Contact judith@sfelectricworks.com to purchase a sheet of stamps and make your donation.

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The HARVEY MILK® image is licensed by the Harvey Milk Foundation.
© 2014 U.S.Postal Service
Photo by Daniel Nicoletta circa 1977

In the mail

harveymilkThe White House celebrated Harvey Milk Day on May 22 with the dedication of the Harvey Milk Forever Stamp. On Wednesday May 28 the public is invited to attend the 3:30 p.m.
dedication ceremony at City Hall in San Francisco.

The stamp image is based on a circa 1977 black-and-white photograph of Milk in front of his Castro Street Camera store in San Francisco taken by Daniel Nicoletta of Grants Pass, Oregon.

Milk was a visionary leader who became one of the first openly gay elected officials in the United States when he won a seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1977.

The postal service said Milk’s “achievements gave hope and confidence to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community in the United States and elsewhere at a time when the community was encountering widespread hostility and discrimination.”

Milk believed that government should represent all citizens, ensuring equality and providing needed services.



We are proud!

We are always feelin’ the pride but feelin’ extra specially proud this weekend as the San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration and Parade is the largest LGBT gathering in the nation.

Daniel Nicoletta has been chronicling the queer culture since the 1970’s. Beginning in 1975 he worked at Castro Camera and befriended Harvey Milk and Scott Smith.

In this spirited photo he presents Harmodius and Hoti at the Castro Street Fair,
August 1975.

For a Pride Guide schedule of events.

Lots of good news

Bryant Austin will present Journey with the Whales a power point presentation at OCSC Sailing in Berkeley on May 22. Mix and mingle starting at 6:30pm, presentation at 7:30pm. To RSVP: 800-223-2984.

Color Raked Pair, 2012 courtesy of Elaine Buckholtz and Electric Works will be auctioned at the Headlands at 30 Benefit Auction, June 6.For details and tickets: HERE.

A story about David Tomb and his co-founding of Jeepney Projects Worldwide appeared in the May issue of The Quail, the Mount Diablo Audubon Society newsletter.

Amanda Hughen is featured in M.F.A. Graduate Bridges Place and Art, a story about her collaboration with Jennifer Starkweather and the new Bay Bridge in the UC Berkeley GradNews.

Two photographs by Dan Nicoletta are included in the block buster exhibition StreetopiaSF at the Luggage Store and environs until June 23. Some 132 artists, performers, writers, filmmakers, activists, thinkers, and public policy makers in venues in the heart of the city, address the show’s theme of Utopian aspiration for the city.

NY, SF, Napa

Isabella Kirkland’s “Nova” at Feature Inc. in New York offers four profusely detailed panel paintings devoted to the flora and fauna that are new to scientific literature within the last 20 years. The number of species that remain “undiscovered” is difficult to estimate. Many scientists believe that of all living things on earth, perhaps only 10 to 15 percent have been given a Latin name and assigned a place in the larger picture of evolution. Read the New York Times review.

Zombie-Proof House is a meditation on anxiety and hope in a troubled time. This major group exhibition, organized by di Rosa curator Robert Wuilfe, explores recent history and potential futures as they relate to collapse, political upheaval and shared responsibility. Featuring Lucy Puls and others.

Saturday June 18 6-8 PM Gatehouse Gallery at the diRosa
200 Sonoma Highway, Napa, CA 94559 707-226-5991

On February 9, 1977, photographers Daniel Nicoletta and David Waggoner, who worked in Harvey Milk’s camera store, organized the first Gay Film Festival of Super 8 films which they projected onto a bed sheet at the Gay Community Center. The lo-fi screening has evolved into Frameline, the world’s largest and longest-running LGBT film festival. Celebrate the 35th anniversary of the San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival, a legendary showcase of queer cinema, this June 16-26, 2011.