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US: White House gathering officially launches Harvey Milk stamps

  • Aron Sasportas

    Two slight corrections:

    1. It is true that Governor Schwarzenegger vetoed the bill that would have made Harvey Milk Day an official holiday in California — but that was the fist time the state legislature passed the bill. The second time the legislature passed it, a year later, he signed it into law.

    2. The ceremony at the White House took place on 22 May 2014. It can be seen in its entirety on the Internet. Both sound, sign language, and captions are provided.

    Harvey Milk has become the twenty-third gay or bisexual person honored on American postage stamps (there may be a few more such people depicted on American stamps, but their sexual orientation is not clear). For a list of the twenty-three and more information on the stamp, see Report 51 in “Equal Human Rights and Civil Rights for All Persons, No Matter Their Gender, No Matter Their Sexual Orientation: A Newsletter” (