Speaking of the AFA, which once concerned itself with great social issues such as same-sex marriage, consider their other cause célèbre of the summer: a commemorative stamp issued by the U.S. Postal Service to honor Harvey Milk. It was a milestone because the stamp recognizes Milk precisely for his work as a gay activist. Declaring that “This is not diversity; this is perversity,” the AFA called for a boycott of the stamp (what else?). And they offered guidelines on how such a boycott should be executed. Avoid buying the stamp at your local post office, of course, but also: “Refuse mail at your home or business if it is postmarked with the Harvey Milk Stamp.” Which is always a smart thing to do when you receive a first-class letter, such a rarity these days. We can only imagine that somewhere in America there’s a gay clerk sending out, say, refund checks or airline tickets, who decides to go with the Harvey Milk stamp just in case there’s someone out there who follows the AFA’s advice.
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