Harvey Milk Stamp Coming May 22 2014

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Thirty-five years after Harvey Milk made history as California’s first openly gay elected leader, he’s closing in on another historical first.

The U.S. Postal Service announced last fall,  that the late San Francisco supervisor and civil rights leader will join the likes of John F. Kennedy, Rosa Parks and Jackie Robinson by being recognized with a commemorative stamp – an honor that had apparently never before gone to an openly gay politician.

The long-awaited Harvey Milk commemorative U.S. postage stamp will be released on May 22nd, 2014 — Harvey Milk Day.

The U.S. Postal Service is rumored to be considering Washington, D.C. and San Francisco, as cities for the first-day launch of the stamp. It is expected to roll out nationwide.