U.S. Postal Service Unveils Harvey Milk Forever Stamp - Ceremony at White House May 22

[quote]WASHINGTON – The U.S. Postal Service on Monday unveiled the image for its new stamp honoring Harvey Milk, the first openly gay elected official to be featured on a U.S. stamp.

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A ceremony marking the stamp’s first day issue will take place at the White House on May 22. San Francisco will host a Harvey Milk Forever Stamp dedication ceremony for the public May 28.

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The reaction …

Harvey Milk was a very dishonorable man — a sexual anarchist who hated sexual boundaries, a homosexual predator of teens and boyish-looking young men, and a brazen attacker of moral standards and parental rights,” said Randy Thomasson, president of SaveCalifornia.com,

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Why would you expect this administration to do otherwise?

The post office isn’t obliged to only recognize the achievements of men and women who expressed their sex lives perfectly according to Catholic teachings. If it did, could any of us hope to have our face on a stamp some day?

Milk stood up for the rights a marginalized groups of people: the working poor, people of color, in addition to people in the GLBT community. That he’s remembered for this 25+ years after his assignation speaks to his legacy.

What might “otherwise” be?

Yea well Mrs Bixby’s boys were heroes and she got a letter from President Lincoln. I suppose they did not really do much apart from give their lives. Now Milk on the other hand as is that gay basket ball player are real heroes.

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