Windy City Media Group Frontpage News
Celebrating 30 Years of Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Trans News
home search facebook twitter join
Gay News Sponsor Windy City Times 2017-03-22
DOWNLOAD ISSUE
About WCMG Publications News Index  Entertainment Features Bars & Clubs Calendar Videos Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage

Sponsor

  WINDY CITY TIMES

Fla. postmaster issues Harvey Milk stamps
by Matthew C. Clark
2012-12-05

facebook twitter google +1 reddit email


A commemorative Harvey Milk private local post stamp was issued Nov. 27 on the 34th anniversary of the late, first openly gay politician's assassination—and Panama City, Fla., postmaster Douglas Sandler created the stamp. A stamp collector, Sandler said h is interested in honoring historic individuals and renewing the public's interest in stamp collecting.

"I want to make sure he's honored correctly," Sandler said. "A lot of people don't know who his is, and to me that doesn't make any sense."

Milk was assassinated Nov. 27, 1978, after serving nearly a year as the first openly gay member of San Francisco's Board of Supervisors. He was known as "The Mayor of Castro Street." Known for his political savvy and coalition-building, Milk successfully engineered a strike against Coors Beers in San Francisco gay bars in support of the Teamsters Union.

While serving as a city supervisor, he successfully passed a gay-rights ordinance for the city. Dan White, a former member of the board, killed Milk along with the late mayor of San Francisco George Moscone. Individuals outraged by what they saw as a light sentenced started riots in San Francisco (events known as the White Night Riots) in 1979.

"There's not many people who are willing to stand up for their ideals and, unfortunately, give their lives to them," Sandler said.

The stamp is a valid private local post stamp, which many stamp enthusiasts and collectors make every year. In order to be used in mailings it will still need to be accompanied with national postage, Sandler explained.

Sandler says he has wanted to introduce a new generation to stamp collecting after saying he noticed interest has been dying off. It is his hope that this private stamp will encourage the government to issue its own official postal stamp honoring Milk. Sandler has previously made stamps honoring Panama City and Tibet. He plans on releasing a similar stamp with an image of Moscone next year.

The first run of the stamps will be without adhesive backing. Individuals wanting to purchase a sheet can visit www.panamacityprivatelocalpost.com .


facebook twitter google +1 reddit email




Windy City Media Group does not approve or necessarily agree with the views posted below.
Please do not post letters to the editor here. Please also be civil in your dialogue.
If you need to be mean, just know that the longer you stay on this page, the more you help us.


  ARTICLES YOU MIGHT LIKE

Gay News

Andersonville Honors April 5 2017-03-22 - Andersonville businesses, residents and visitors have nominated 35 unique, local businesses in the neighborhood for 2017 Andersonville Honors awards highlighting the neighborhood's best ...


Gay News

San Francisco's Harvey Milk Plaza may become LGBT, civil rights memorial 2017-03-22 - ( SAN FRANCISCO, CA ) MARCH 22, 2017 - When San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk took his bullhorn and rallied crowds at the ...


Gay News

LGBTQ military and veteran monument backers gather at Sidetrack 2017-03-22 - Supporters of a new monument to honor the service of LGBTQ military members and veterans gathered at Lake View spot Sidetrack on March ...


Gay News

Nominations open for 2017 class of the Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame 2017-03-19 - Nominations are now being taken for the 2017 class of the Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame. Inductees to the Hall of Fame are ...


Gay News

Social worker to be honored as leader 2017-03-15 - Sarah Buino is being honored as the 2017 Emerging Leader awardee by the National Association of Social Workers, Illinois Chapter ( NASW-IL ). ...


Gay News

Comptroller to honor trans woman of color 2017-03-15 - On Friday, March 24, at 10:30 a.m. in the James R. Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph St., African-American transgender activist LaSaia Wade will ...


Gay News

LGBTQ veterans plan Halsted St. monument honoring LGBTQ military service, seek support 2017-03-15 - The Chicago Chapter of the American Veterans for Equal Rights (AVER) is inviting donations in support of a new monument to honor the ...


Gay News

'Out at the CHM' event examines art, AIDS and activism 2017-03-12 - Art, AIDS and activism in Chicago were the foci of the second of three talks during this year's OUT at the CHM March ...


Gay News

Annual commemoration of Clarence Darrow to take place Monday, March 13 2017-03-12 - CHICAGO—Famed attorney Clarence Darrow, inspired by his defense of Patrick Prendergast in Chicago in the 1890s, became attracted to a burgeoning populist movement. ...


Gay News

VIEWS Black History Month is every month 2017-03-08 - "How do we aim to reverse these alarming trends and support the Black community? By uplifting Black liberation through my team's policy and ...


 



Copyright © 2017 Windy City Media Group. All rights reserved.
Reprint by permission only. PDFs for back issues are downloadable from
our online archives. Single copies of back issues in print form are
available for $4 per issue, older than one month for $6 if available,
by check to the mailing address listed below.

Return postage must accompany all manuscripts, drawings, and
photographs submitted if they are to be returned, and no
responsibility may be assumed for unsolicited materials.
All rights to letters, art and photos sent to Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago
Gay and Lesbian News and Feature Publication) will be treated
as unconditionally assigned for publication purposes and as such,
subject to editing and comment. The opinions expressed by the
columnists, cartoonists, letter writers, and commentators are
their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual and Transegender News and Feature Publication).

The appearance of a name, image or photo of a person or group in
Nightspots (Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times
(a Chicago Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender News and Feature
Publication) does not indicate the sexual orientation of such
individuals or groups. While we encourage readers to support the
advertisers who make this newspaper possible, Nightspots (Chicago
GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay, Lesbian
News and Feature Publication) cannot accept responsibility for
any advertising claims or promotions.

 

 

 

TRENDINGBREAKINGPHOTOS

Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor


 

Sponsor


Sponsor

About WCMG Publications News Index  Entertainment Features Bars & Clubs Calendar Videos Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage



About WCMG      Contact Us      Online Front  Page      Windy City  Times      Nightspots      OUT! Guide     
Identity      BLACKlines      En La Vida      Archives      Subscriptions      Distribution      Windy City Queercast     
Queercast Archives      Advertising  Rates      Deadlines      Advanced Search     
Press  Releases      Event Photos      Join WCMG  Email List      Email Blast     
Upcoming Events      Todays Events      Ongoing Events      Post an Event      Bar Guide      Community Groups      In Memoriam      Outguide Categories      Outguide Advertisers      Search Outguide      Travel      Dining Out      Blogs      Spotlight  Video     
Classifieds      Real Estate      Place a  Classified     

Windy City Media Group produces Windy City Queercast, & publishes Windy City Times,
The Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community,
Nightspots, Out! Resource Guide, and Identity.
5315 N. Clark St. #192, Chicago, IL 60640-2113 • PH (773) 871-7610 • FAX (773) 871-7609.