October 17, 2013 at 8:00 am EDT | by Staff reports
Commemorative stamp to honor Milk
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Harvey Milk was shot to death inside San Francisco City Hall on Nov. 27, 1978. (Photo by Daniel Nicoletta via Wikimedia Commons)

SAN FRANCISCO—The Harvey Milk Foundation on Oct. 10 announced the U.S. Postal Service will honor the late-San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk with a commemorative stamp next year.

“We’re excited,” Milk’s nephew, Stuart Milk, told the San Francisco Chronicle. “We think this will represent my uncle’s message, which is hope and courage and authenticity, very well.”

The Harvey Milk Foundation and other LGBT advocacy groups had lobbied the U.S. Postal Service for years to honor Milk, who became the state’s first openly gay elected official in 1977, with a stamp. Supervisor David Campos in May ended his effort to rename a terminal at San Francisco International Airport after Milk.

Former Supervisor Dan White assassinated Milk and then-Mayor George Moscone inside San Francisco City Hall on Nov. 27, 1978.

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