January 4, 2009

Milk's the one

Jon previously blogged about the movie Milk starring Sean Penn (as you've never seen him before) in the role of Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man elected to public office in California. I finally got to see it yesterday and I agree with Jon's opinions about this powerful and moving film. It is an honest yet funny look at the life of this courageous man who fought not just for gay rights, but as he said in the movie, for the "Us-es"---minorities, the elderly, the disabled, children. Any fight for civil rights is a fight for human rights. A very timely film in light of Barack Obama's election to the highest office in the land on a platform of hope and change, and the passage of Prop 8 in California.


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