Skip to comments.On Harvey Milk Day, San Franciscans Rush To Buy USPS Stamp Of Slain Gay Rights Leader
Posted on 05/22/2014 11:36:34 AM PDT by nickcarraway
Long lines have formed in front of a U.S. Post Office in San Franciscos Castro District this morning as supporters of assassinated city Supervisor Harvey Milk rush to get a stamp dedicated to the gay rights leader, a postal service spokesman said.
The stamp with Milks laughing face, name and a small strip of the rainbow flag, first became available this morning at post offices throughout San Francisco and nationwide. Gay civil rights activist Cleve Jones is at the Castro District post office, located at 4304 18th St., along with filmmaker Dustin Lance Black, who wrote the 2008 movie about Milks life and political career, Milk, according to USPS spokesman James Wigdel. Stamps are selling briskly, Wigdel said.
An official White House stamp dedication ceremony is being held today to honor the first openly gay San Francisco supervisor, while an informal dedication ceremony will be held at 5 p.m. at Harvey Milk Plaza with city Supervisor Scott Wiener and other community members, including Black and Jones.
A more formal ceremony will be held at San Franciscos City Hall Rotunda next Wednesday at 3:30 p.m., with members of Milks family expected to attend, according to Wigdel.
Today is Harvey Milk Day throughout the state, which in 2009 officially named the date in honor of Milk, who was gunned down in San Francisco City Hall, along with Mayor George Moscone, on Nov. 27, 1978, by disgruntled former Supervisor Dan White.
There are other celebrations today to honor Milk, who would have turned 84 today, and his legacy. At San Franciscos GLBT History Museum at 4127 18th St., admission is free in honor of Harvey Milk Day.
Docent-led tours are offered every hour on the hour at the museum, which is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
A 6 p.m. birthday celebration honoring Milk will be held at Beaux at 2344 Market St. in San Francisco, while a Milk movie screening at the Skyline United Church of Christ at 12540 Skyline Blvd. in Oakland will give participants an opportunity to discuss the impact of the gay rights leaders life.
Skyline. Where men’s towers presume to reach to the heavens. Metaphorically fitting.
Who knows what you might catch licking that stamp....
I wonder if they considered a flavored adhesive or a scratch and sniff patch on the stamp.
Most modern stamps are non lick.
What it might smell like shouldn’t be discussed in mixed company.
Too bad Dan White didn’t run into DiFi that day.
I'll leave that to the imagination.
Sometimes the jokes almost write themselves.
Yea but they will lick the front of them.
:: Yea but they will lick the front of them. ::
As long as they aren’t more than 12 years-old....
It wouldn’t matter if every single solitary person on this globe cheered the fags. They’d remain pitiful wrecks, tragic follies.
These are non-lick; unless you are an underage boy.
A scumbag who covered up for one of the biggest mass murderers in American history, Jim Jones? Yeah, San Francisco is a cesspool.
Is it the new pre-teen craze to lick non-lick stamps?
What did cesspools ever do to deserve the likeness.
A stamp they’ll lick both sides of...
I predict we will be accused of homophobia, if we go to the post office, and decide against the Harvey Milk stamp.
I see now I'm not the only one who has had that thought cross my mind.
With the introduction of the Harvey Milk Stamp, there is no consideration and there is no recourse for the Christian Postal Worker who must sell the Harvey Milk Stamp or deliver letters with the it affixed and there is no consideration for the Christian office worker or mailroom worker who must handle letters with the Harvey Milk Stamp.
Only a matter of time until the USS Harvey Milk.
I suggest Kool-Aid, in honor of Milk's hero, Jim Jones.
some activists have talked of this, because Harvey served in the Navy.
With a good whiff of almond to symbolize the cyanide, of course.
That’s why it’s only a matter of time.
Yep, they completely white-washed that part of Milk’s career.
A gay man named Oliver Sipple, a veteran, saved President Ford from an assassination attempt. He tried to stay out of the news as he was not “out” to his family. But Harvey Milt decided that he’d make the man famous because he was gay and he’d saved a Republican. Sipple’s family disowned him. He was so despondent that he committed suicide, sitting next to the framed thank you letter President Ford sent. Harvey Milt was a worthless POS who would happily destroy anybody for a moment in the news. He’s the worst kind of politician and should be a hero to nobody.
Was DiFI packing back then? Considering that city, Dan may have been the lucky one.
“city Supervisor Scott Wiener?”
Is this a three dollar stamp?
“Only a matter of time until the USS Harvey Milk.”
Then they both would be filled with seamen...ba dum bump.
Note the "esteemed" US Senator in the pic.
Milk was a communist and supporter of NAMBLA, the pedophile group.
***by disgruntled former Supervisor Dan White. ***
Who just happened to be a member of one of the most anti-gun groups the National Council to Control Handguns.
“The Brady Campaign was founded in 1974 as the National Council to Control Handguns (NCCH). From 1980 through 2000 it operated under the name Handgun Control, Inc. (HCI).”
Boy Pal of the bi-gay Jim Jones.
All to be stuck on an envelope and tossed in trash can.
Yeah he is not acting, just being himself.
“Sipple’s mental and physical health sharply declined over the years. He drank heavily, gained weight to 300 lb (140 kg), was fitted with a pacemaker, and became paranoid and suicidal. The incident brought him so much attention that, later in life, while drinking, he would express regret towards grabbing Moore’s gun. Sipple, who was wounded in the head in Vietnam, was also diagnosed paranoid schizophrenic according to the coroner’s report.”
Sipple really got a raw deal. Not only because he never got recognition for saving a president’s life, and not only because Milk and the media slime were unwilling to respect his privacy, but also because, in all probability, no one ever told him in sincerity and empathy that he needed treatment for his same-sex attraction disorder.
“no one ever told him in sincerity and empathy that he needed treatment for his same-sex attraction disorder.”
Suggesting that it is not normal will probably get you fired or sued, depending on circumstances. I believe they have changed the psychiatric diagnostic book now to indicate it’s normal.
I believe they have changed the psychiatric diagnostic book now to indicate its normal.”
Back in 1973, IIRC. It was accomplished through threats of violence, and not because of any medical or psychiatric reason.
I’m glad modern stamps are peel and stick. I’d not want to lick this one.
Is this one of those newfangled stamps that you’re supposed to suck on to get it to adhere?
No, it was a reference to Harvey Milk's homosexual pedophilia.
USPS honors a dead homosexual. Wonderful.
Can’t wait for the Government stamp honoring Jerry Sandusky to come out......
I notice they didn’t mention his pedophilia.
Let’s ‘milk’ gayness as normal. Sorry Post office, I’ll ignore mail with that on any mail.