Just say FUCKING NO!
Via Press Release form the United States Postal Service:
Today at the White House, the U.S. Postal Service revealed the artwork of a commemorative Forever stamp to celebrate the centennial of former First Lady Nancy Reagan’s birth. The stamp design was unveiled by First Lady Jill Biden; Postmaster General Louis DeJoy; Anne Peterson, niece of Nancy Reagan; and Fred Ryan, chairman of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation. The dedication ceremony for the Nancy Reagan Forever stamp will be held July 6 — the 101st anniversary of her birth and the culmination of her centennial year. The event will take place at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley, CA. Throughout her life, Reagan held a deep passion for her country, championing many causes along the way. Chief among these were the Foster Grandparents Program; Vietnam veterans and the plight of POWs and MIAs; drug and alcohol abuse prevention among youth; breast cancer awareness; and Alzheimer’s research.
Honoring one of the very people responsible for escalation of the AIDS epidemic is pathetic enough. To do so at the beginning of Pride Month? You have to be really tone-deaf, stupid, or both to pull this shit.
And for those who quibble the stamp has been in development from before the election. It could’ve either been cancelled or at least rescheduled so it didn’t come out during fucking PRIDE month.
It wasn’t just Ronald Reagan, either. Here’s what Nancy Reagan herself was up to in 1985, when her friend Rock Hudson flew to Paris hoping for experimental treatment in a last-ditch attempt to save his life. https://t.co/1Xaaivn3lu pic.twitter.com/aRLivPfg1K— Chris Geidner (@chrisgeidner) June 6, 2022