Joe My God reports that the design for the long awaited and debated Harvey Milk commemorative forever stamp, was released to the philatelist website Monday. The stamp will be released on Harvey Milk Day, May 22.

According to, a black-and-white photograph of Harvey Milk will be used for the central design of the forthcoming United States commemorative forever stamp honoring the San Francisco political figure and gay rights activist. The stamp will be issued on Harvey Milk Day, May 22, in a location or locations yet to be determined. Both Washington, D.C., and San Francisco are potential first-day cities. The stamp design includes the pride flag colors as six different color squares stacked vertically in the upper left corner.

The stamp, which is likely to be issued in a pane of 20 will be a non-denominated forever stamp which can be used to mail a one-ounce letter regardless of when the stamp is purchased or used and no matter how prices change in the future.

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