Harvey Milk to Be Honored on U.S. Postage Stamp ….


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The historic gay political icon is the first openly LGBT elected official to be featured on U.S. postage.
The Harvey Milk Foundation has announced on its Facebook page that the United States Postal Service will soon issue a stamp commemorating LGBT icon Harvey Milk. Milk, who made history as California’s first openly LGBT elected official after being elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1977, will be the first openly LGBT official to appear on a U.S. stamp.
The Postal Service is expected to begin issuing the stamp next year.
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Source: http://www.advocate.com/society/people/2013/10/10/harvey-milk-be-honored-us-postage-stamp
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Harvey Milk

Former San Francisco Supervisor
Harvey Bernard Milk was an American politician who became the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in California when he won a seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.
Siblings: Robert Milk

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Quick Facts

  • NAME: Harvey Milk
  • OCCUPATION: Activist, Political Leader
  • BIRTH DATE: May 22, 1930
  • DEATH DATE: November 27, 1978
  • EDUCATION: New York State College for Teachers in Albany, Bayshore High School
  • PLACE OF BIRTH: Woodmere, New York
  • PLACE OF DEATH: San Francisco, California
  • Nickname: “Mayor of Castro Street
  • Full Name: Harvey Bernard Milk
  • AKA: Harvey Milk

Best Known For

Harvey Milk became one of the first openly gay officials in the United States in 1977, when he was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Tragically, he was killed the following year.

Synopsis

Born in New York in 1930, gay rights activist and community leader Harvey Milk made history when he became one of the first openly gay officials in the United States in 1977, when he was elected to San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors. He was tragically shot and killed the following year, and numerous books and films have been made about his life.

New Life in San Francisco

In late 1972, bored with his life in New York, Milk moved to San Francisco, California. There, he opened a camera shop called Castro Camera on Castro Street, putting his life and work right in the heart of the city’s gay community.

For much of his life, Milk had stayed quiet about his personal life. He had known since high school that he was gay, and even in the wake of an emerging gay rights movement, the deliberate and careful Milk chose to remain on the sidelines. But things had started to turn for him toward the end of his time in New York, as he befriended a number of gay radicals who frequented Greenwich Village.

 

Greenwich Village .....

Greenwich Village …..

 

In San Francisco, his life and outspoken politics evolved even further. As Castro Camera increasingly became a neighborhood center, Milk found his voice as a leader and activist. In 1973, he declared his candidacy for a position on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. A novice politician with little money, Milk lost the election, but the experience did not deter him from trying again. Two years later, he narrowly lost a second election for the same seat. By then, Milk had become a political force; an outspoken leader in the gay community with political connections that included San Francisco Mayor George Moscone, Assembly speaker and future city mayor Willie Brown, and future United States Senator Dianne Feinstein.

In 1977, Milk, who was known affectionately as the “Mayor of Castro Street,” finally won a seat on the San Francisco City-County Board. He was inaugurated on January 9, 1978, becoming the city’s first openly gay officer, as well as one of the first openly gay individuals to be elected to office in the United States.

Information source: https://www.facebook.com/Harvey.Milk.Foundation

Harvey Milk .....

Harvey Milk …..

We ALL are ONE!!

‘Milk’ Trailer

Uploaded on Feb 6, 2009

Sean Penn stars in this biopic of pioneering gay San Francisco politician Harvey Milk. Directed by Gus Van Sant.

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We ALL fight the fight!! 

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About Dr. Rex

I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

4 thoughts on “Harvey Milk to Be Honored on U.S. Postage Stamp ….

  1. What is so crazy is when you say a name, how different people remember the person. For me having a Masters in Criminal Justice, Harvey Milk is associated with the damn Twinkies. After having that little jewel of a thought, all my processors worked through to who he was when he was assonated, and why his life was so important. This is really cool, and a great step as acceptance for the LGBT population.
    Peace

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      • Yes, Harvey was a pioneer, and I am glad he was able to start a path for the LGBT population. There need to be more people like him who can bring people to loving each other instead of finding fault and differences.
        Harvey Milk was assonated by Dan White. He used the infamous “Twinkie Defense” citing his consumption of Twinkies and all the sugar as the catalyst for his actions. So, for me Harvey Milk often is referred to in relation to the Twinkie Defense, aka. Dan White assassinations.
        Here is a link: http://www.biography.com/people/harvey-milk-9408170?page=2
        Peace
        Wizard is very sorry he didn’t make it to your place for candy. He decided to stay in, despite his mother’s tears. Yeah, I get all kinds of respect around here.

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      • Hey there!! TY for the info .. didn’t remember that part!!
        Wizard is welcome anytime … will always have candy for him!! LOL ….

        Hugs!!

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