The 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.