The U.S. Postal Service on Monday
unveiled the image for its upcoming stamp dedicated to the memory of
slain politician and gay rights activist Harvey Milk.
The stamp is based a circa 1977 black
and white photograph of Milk taken by Daniel Nicoletta.
Milk was the first openly gay elected
official of a major U.S. City. He was elected to the San Francisco
Board of Supervisors in 1977 on a pledge to back gay and lesbian
rights. The following year, Milk was killed by Dan White, a former
According to the Gay and Lesbian
Victory Fund, a group that supports openly LGBT elected officials,
Milk is the first openly LGBT elected official to be featured on a
U.S. postage stamp.
A dedication ceremony will be held on
May 22 at the White House.
to pre-order the stamp.
Francisco considers renaming airport after Harvey Milk.)