May 24, 2018 at 12:38 pm PDT | by Mariah Cooper
Stoli Vodka releases Harvey Milk Limited Edition bottle

(Photo courtesy of Stoli)

Stoli Vodka has released a limited edition Harvey Milk bottle.

“The Harvey Milk Limited Edition Bottle continues Stoli’s 25-year history supporting the LGBTQ community and commemorates the 40th anniversary of Milk taking office in 1978 as the first openly gay elected official in California,” the company said in a statement.

The bottle’s label was designed by Paraguayan artist Oz Montania. It features a picture of Milk holding a megaphone that reads “Hope will never be silent.” The bottle is part of  Stoli’s “Raising the Bar” program which “celebrates individuals and organizations central to advancing diversity and originality within the LGBTQ community.”

The label will help raise funds for the Harvey Milk Foundation’s programming in eastern Europe and the Baltic nations.

“We are excited to take our partnership with Stoli to a higher level this year as we celebrate the 40th anniversary of my uncle’s historic 11 months of public service,” Stuart Milk, Global LGBT advocate and co-founder of the Harvey Milk Foundation, said in a statement. “The Stoli Harvey Milk Limited Edition Bottle recognizes our history and commemorates who helped lead us forward towards visibility, a visibility that will be enhanced by this wonderful tribute from a creative and passionate brand.”

Stoli LGBT National Brand Ambassador, Patrik Gallineaux added: “Stoli has a long-time history of championing the LGBTQ community and giving back through a variety of philanthropic initiatives. We couldn’t be more excited to continue our partnership with the Harvey Milk Foundation and honor one of the most important activists in the community.”

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