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Nick Fish

Commissioner, City of Portland

phone: 503-823-3589

fax: 503-823-3596

1221 S.W. 4th, Room 240, Portland, OR 97204

Harvey Milk recognized and remembered

A year ago, Portland City Council wrote a letter to the Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee requesting a commemorative stamp be made in honor of former San Francisco Supervisor and LGBTQ activist Harvey Milk.

Yesterday, the U.S. Postal Service announced they will issue the commemorative stamp!

Harvey Milk was the first openly gay man elected to public office in California.Harvey was very open about his sexuality and encouraged other LGBTQ people to come out and be proud of who they are.

The stamp marks an important milestone; Harvey will be the first LGBTQ elected official to be featured on a U.S. stamp.

Harvey’s leadership and courage inspired many, and paved the way for future generations of LGBTQ leaders.

Harvey Milk Commemorative Stamp Letter

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

Sunnivie Brydum On Advocate.com 

National Coming Out Day

Maureen McCarty on the Human Rights Campaign Blog

photo courtesy of Advocate.com