CHICAGO — The stamp dedicated to LGBT activist Harvey Milk will be unveiled Tuesday for the first time in the Midwest.
Milk made history in 1977 when he became one of the first openly gay elected officials in the country. Known for his brass and unapologetic style, Milk was a galvanizing force for a generation of LGBT activists.
He was assassinated in 1978 by a former city supervisor, who also killed San Francisco Mayor George Moscone.
Last month, the United States Postal Service issued a Forever Stamp honoring the slain LGBT leader.
After a brief ceremony at 6:15 p.m., a panel discussion on the "State of the LGBT Union" kicks off at 6:30 p.m. Topics covered will include marriage equality in Illinois, trans equality and HIV law.
Bernard Cherkasov (Equality Illinois) and John Peller (AIDS Foundation of Chicago) will speak.
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