Go see “Milk.” Sean Penn is wonderful as Harvey Milk the gay activist and first openly gay man elected to a major position in the US. I had forgotten what a hateful bigot Anita Bryant was during the late 70’s when this movie takes place.
There are so many parallels to the battle for equal marriage rights for gays today. More than that, and in spite of the sadness of his murder by Dan White, Milk is an inspiration.
UPDATE: This Slate article asks the question my friends and I were discussing after seeing the movie yesterday, “Would proposition 8 have been killed if this movie had opened before the election?”