By Esther Tanquintic-Misa | May 23, 2014 4:29 PM EST

First Openly U.S. Gay Rights Activist Harvey Milk Honoured in Stamp (PHOTOS)

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (L) talks with President of the Harvey Milk Foundation Stuart Milk (C), next to U.S. Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power, after they unveiled the Harvey Milk Forever Stamp at its dedication ceremony at the White House in Washington May 22, 2014. The ceremony marks the first day of issue for the stamp honoring Milk. REUTERS/Larry Downing (REUTERS/Larry Downing/)