Image For Harvey Milk Stamp Released

Image For Harvey Milk Stamp Released

There are 24 comments on the EDGE story from Apr 2, 2014, titled Image For Harvey Milk Stamp Released. In it, EDGE reports that:

Joe My God reports that the design for the long awaited and debated Harvey Milk commemorative forever stamp, was released to the philatelist website Linns.com Monday.

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“Together for 24, legal for 5”

Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#1 Apr 2, 2014
Harvey FOREVER!

“Common courtesy, isn't”

Since: Nov 07

Location hidden

#2 Apr 2, 2014
The design is perfect ... simple yet eloquent.
lolol

Albuquerque, NM

#3 Apr 2, 2014
I assume it is a lickable stamp for the adoring homersexuals.
hi hi

Lancaster, PA

#5 Apr 2, 2014
I was sorta "who cares" about stuff like this; as marriage equality spreads and the antigay continue to fight for laws like the one which is likely about to be signed in Mississippi, I applaud things like this. Now the antigay are truly jamming their beliefs down others' throats, and trying to institutionalize them in law; *shrug* bites for them that things like this will continue to happen, too. They keep pushing; the pro-gay will keep pushing. Simple as that.

“Common courtesy, isn't”

Since: Nov 07

Location hidden

#8 Apr 2, 2014
hi hi wrote:
I was sorta "who cares" about stuff like this; as marriage equality spreads and the antigay continue to fight for laws like the one which is likely about to be signed in Mississippi, I applaud things like this. Now the antigay are truly jamming their beliefs down others' throats, and trying to institutionalize them in law; *shrug* bites for them that things like this will continue to happen, too. They keep pushing; the pro-gay will keep pushing. Simple as that.
Actually, the Harvey Milk stamp is a HUGE deal, regardless of the context in which you choose to view it.

Consider this: every year in the United States, the USPS receives between 40,000 and 50,000 suggestions, requests, and recommendations for subjects to be featured on its postage stamps. Very few make it through the initial screening process. Of the handful that are chosen, just an elite group are deemed worthy of becoming first class stamps (as opposed to other denominations that are rarely used). And of those finalists, only a few special stamps become "Forever" stamps, meaning that they have the potential to remain in public circulation for extended periods of time ...

I can't even begin to imagine the positive impact that this stamp may have on American citizens. Earlier today, in a post that was later removed, a Topix troll asked, "Who was Harvey Milk ...?" They were being stupidly snide, but I realized nonetheless that there will be people who ask that question legitimately, and those people may learn something not only about Harvey Milk, but about GLBTQ ally George Moscone and about Dan White, a man whose paranoia and homophobia drove him to first to murder and finally, to suicide.

And I think about the young gays and lesbians who, isolated or bullied, will see the stamp and the changing society that it represents. Harvey Milk believed in visibility, visibility at any price, and this stamp ... his stamp ... not only pays tribute to his accomplishments, it continues the mission he believed in and dedicated his life to.

“Together for 24, legal for 5”

Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#9 Apr 2, 2014
Otter in the Ozarks wrote:
<quoted text>
Actually, the Harvey Milk stamp is a HUGE deal, regardless of the context in which you choose to view it.
I was pleasantly surprised that Milk would appear on a Forever stamp. The last I read, his visage was widely expected to grace one of those odd denominations that you mentioned. While the news that a Milk stamp will actually be issued was widely anticipated, I'm not sure anyone expected the most commonly used first class letter stamp.

I think I'll buy a life-time supply when they arrive at the post office.
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#10 Apr 2, 2014
Buffer Zone wrote:
Who is Harvey Milk, a Queer PedophiIe or something?
Lick his stamp to to find out
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#11 Apr 2, 2014
nhjeff wrote:
<quoted text>
I was pleasantly surprised that Milk would appear on a Forever stamp. The last I read, his visage was widely expected to grace one of those odd denominations that you mentioned. While the news that a Milk stamp will actually be issued was widely anticipated, I'm not sure anyone expected the most commonly used first class letter stamp.
I think I'll buy a life-time supply when they arrive at the post office.
The Post Office will be out of debt in no time flat
.
I expect there will be serious shortages until the Post Office can build some new printing plants to keep up with demand
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#12 Apr 2, 2014
Otter in the Ozarks wrote:
The design is perfect ... simple yet eloquent.
The six colored squares are Truly a Graphic Triumph!
.
I'm Hypnotized I tell you! simply HYPNOTIZED! ;o)
Wilson

New York, NY

#13 Apr 2, 2014
An image of him sodomizing a teenage boy would have been more appropriate.

“Equality marches on! ”

Since: Apr 08

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#15 Apr 2, 2014
Wilson1 wrote:
An image of him sodomizing a teenage boy would have been more appropriate.
Your fantasies will never be featured on a postage stamp, no matter how many times you want to lick it!!

“Equality marches on! ”

Since: Apr 08

Location hidden

#16 Apr 2, 2014
Buffer Zone wrote:
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I will never buy one, let alone lick one.
Oh, good God. When was the last time postage stamps have NOT been "peel/stick"? Don't get out much, do you, Butt Zone? All in a dither about yet one more thing that applies to nothing in your life!

“Together for 24, legal for 5”

Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#17 Apr 2, 2014
Buffer Zone wrote:
<quoted text>
I will never buy one,
Yeah, like you have enough money to buy postage stamps
let alone lick one.
Ah poor you. Another fantasy unfulfilled.

All poor Buffer has left are sour grapes.
Buford

Buffalo, NY

#19 Apr 2, 2014
Buffer Zone wrote:
Who is Harvey Milk, a convicted Queer PedophiIe or something?
He was a child molester.
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#20 Apr 3, 2014
Wilson wrote:
An image of him sodomizing a teenage boy would have been more appropriate.
Show us YOUR stamp
Harvey Milk

Oak Hill, WV

#21 Apr 3, 2014
Quit trying to cleanse my legacy. I was a dirty homosexual and a child molester.
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#22 Apr 3, 2014
Harvey Milk wrote:
Quit trying to cleanse my legacy. I was a dirty homosexual and a child molester.
You like dirt?
hi hi

Lancaster, PA

#23 Apr 3, 2014
Otter in the Ozarks wrote:
<quoted text>
Actually, the Harvey Milk stamp is a HUGE deal, regardless of the context in which you choose to view it.
Consider this: every year in the United States, the USPS receives between 40,000 and 50,000 suggestions, requests, and recommendations for subjects to be featured on its postage stamps. Very few make it through the initial screening process. Of the handful that are chosen, just an elite group are deemed worthy of becoming first class stamps (as opposed to other denominations that are rarely used). And of those finalists, only a few special stamps become "Forever" stamps, meaning that they have the potential to remain in public circulation for extended periods of time ...
I can't even begin to imagine the positive impact that this stamp may have on American citizens. Earlier today, in a post that was later removed, a Topix troll asked, "Who was Harvey Milk ...?" They were being stupidly snide, but I realized nonetheless that there will be people who ask that question legitimately, and those people may learn something not only about Harvey Milk, but about GLBTQ ally George Moscone and about Dan White, a man whose paranoia and homophobia drove him to first to murder and finally, to suicide.
And I think about the young gays and lesbians who, isolated or bullied, will see the stamp and the changing society that it represents. Harvey Milk believed in visibility, visibility at any price, and this stamp ... his stamp ... not only pays tribute to his accomplishments, it continues the mission he believed in and dedicated his life to.
As a mini-essay, this was great! Thank you for pointing these things out to me.:D
Albert

Phoenix, AZ

#24 Apr 4, 2014
Buford wrote:
<quoted text>
He was a child molester.
Thanks. I never heard of him. Did he molest boys?
Gremlin

Louisville, KY

#25 Apr 4, 2014
nhjeff wrote:
Harvey FOREVER!
Did you see the Sean Penn Movie about Harvey Milk?

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