The first-ever official U.S. postage stamp honoring an LGBT elected official will soon be available as a special issue in 2014. Harvey Milk was the openly-gay San Francisco city supervisor who was assassinated on November 10, 1978, in a shooting spree by former city supervisor Dan White. The then-mayor of San Francisco, George Moscone, was also shot and injured in the attack.
Mr. Milk led a courageous effort to encourage others to come out and be open and truthful about their orientation as he had done. He was the first openly gay man elected to public office in the state of California when he became a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1977.