Awesome news, folks! Harvey Milk, the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in California, is receiving a well-deserved honor… and it's a first!
Stuart Milk, Harvey's openly gay newphew, broke the news via Twtter:
"Breaking! It is official! The USPS will confirm this week that my uncle, Harvey Milk will be commemorated on a 2014 US postage stamp. Another first! My deep gratitude to everyone that supported this effort! More details including the image to come via USPS soon! "Hope Will Never Be Silent" and will be on millions of letters soon!"
Later, in an exclusive statement to the HuffingtonPost Stuart Milk said the following:
"Harvey's story, example and courage continues to inspire across the globe and the issuance of the first U.S. postage stamp for a openly LGBT in my uncle's name will not only educate but will provide hope, hope that is still critically needed today."
Be on the lookout for the "Harvey" stamp sometime in 2014!