28 November 2008

Milk



last night after a wonderful thanksgiving dinner w Stephanie and her family, Stephanie and I decided to go to our favorite movie theater, at E st, to see Milk. It is the story of California's first openly gay elected official, Harvey Milk, a San Francisco supervisor who was assassinated along with Mayor George Moscone by San Francisco Supervisor Dan White.

The film was very emotional and encouraging. It really made me realize how lucky i am to have been born into a time where i am free to be open and not patronized for being gay. of course there is a lot more progress that has to be made to completely overcome the prejudice but we have made such great strides bc of men like Harvey Milk who took the initiative to fight for his rights and bring together ppl to shamelessly rally, protest, and stand up for who they are.

It also showed me that it is never too late to make a change or do something to be proud of with your life. never give up, and always be excited about who you are and what we can accomplish in this part of history. all of us were born into this generation for a reason and it is good to be alive.

3 comments:

Ichael said...

thanks for mentioning this, i'd like to go see it!

Lil said...

hey, I'm a new reader :)
I've been physically shaking in my boots with anticipation about Milk - living in the UK means I don't get it til January.
Just wanted to let you know that I like your blog! <3 Lil

lauren said...

thanks lil! its worth waiting for! amazing movie!