Post submitted by Maureen McCarty, former HRC Deputy Director of Marketing

The U.S. Postal Service today officially revealed the image for the commemorative Harvey Milk Forever Stamp.

The stamp image is based on a circa 1977 black and white photograph of Milk in front of his Castro Street Camera store in San Francisco.

From his camera store, the civil rights legend worked, lived and organized the political campaigns that eventually led him to be the first openly gay man elected into a major public office as a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.

Today, Milk’s historic Castro Street Camera store is home to the HRC Action Center and Store, a source for information on the work of the nation's largest LGBT civil rights organization. In addition to keeping LGBT individuals and allies informed on national issues, the action center engages advocates to push leaders at all levels in support of equality.

The stamp’s dedication ceremony will be held on May 22 at the White House. On May 28, a second special dedication ceremony will be held in San Francisco and will open to the public.

To order the stamp now, visit

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