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Activists Campaigning For U.S. Postal Service Issued Harvey Milk Stamp

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Harvey Milk stamp

What a great idea!

In an effort to honor the assassinated San Francisco politician and activist Harvey Milk, LGBT activists are campaigning for the U.S. Postal Service to issue a stamp honoring the iconic city supervisor.

Those close to the project think Harvey would love the idea, while finding it hilarious.

Civil rights activist David Mixner, who fully supports the national campaign, wrote on his blog:

“He would get that twisted smile of his and say, ‘Hell, imagine all those straights having to lick my backside to send a piece of mail.’”

Ha! We can't imagine him NOT loving this idea and therefore, we fully support it!

The campaign to put the historical civil and gay rights activists face on a stamp has already garnered support from California assembly speaker John Pérez, Oscar winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black (who wrote Milk), and the Reverend Troy Perry.

For more information on how U can help turn this movement into a reality, write HarveyMilkStampDir@cox.net!

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Fantasia To Star In Mahalia Jackson Biopic

fantasia lands lead role in biopic

Things really seem to be turning around for Fantasia!

Yesterday, we heard the exciting news that the former American Idol contestant might be pregnant.

Now, we've learned that Fantasia has landed the lead role in a biopic about Mahalia Jackson, based on the 1993 book Got to Tell It: Mahalia Jackson, Queen of Gospel.

The story "recounts the life of the late American gospel singer, a civil rights activist who was also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame."

The biopic is being directed by Euzhan Palcy, who is credited as being "the first Black woman to direct a Hollywood movie" according to IMDB trivia.

Production on the film begins this April, and it's slated for a December 2011 release.

Are U excited to see Fantasia take on the role of Mahalia Jackson?

[Image via WENN.]

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