November 11, 2008
With the passing of Proposition 8 in California, banning marriage for same-sex couples, the timing could not be more sadly ironic for the upcoming biopic on Harvey Milk. Played by Sean Penn the movie "Milk" tells the story of the first openly gay man to be elected to public office in California. Elected in 1977 as a city supervisor for San Francisco Milk was a passionate advocate for civil rights for gay people. Tragically, he was assassinated by a fellow city supervisor two years later. View the trailer here.