Just one week after one of the most historical elections in American history, rally’s and protests have been taking place all over the state of California, and it has nothing to do with the new president. By a close 52%, Proposition 8, a law which forbids same-sex marriage in the state, was passed.
The law has been heavily condemned by Hollywood celebrities, and many have lended their support to fight it. Actress Drew Barrymore attended a rally last week in Los Angeles, where she spoke openly about her position on the passing of Prop 8.
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These events have arose during an interesting time, November 27, 2008 will mark the 30th anniversary of LGBT activist Harvey Milk’s untimely death. Milk was the first openly gay official elected into a political office, coincidentally in the state of California. A biopic entitled Milk, has been in the works for the past year and it will finally be released November 26 (Limited), and December 5 (Wide). The film stars Sean Penn, Josh Brolin, Emile Hirsch, James Franco, and Diego Luna.
The Milk trailer gives insight into the activists fight for the rights of gays and lesbians in mainstream society. It sends a message of a hope; hope for a better future, hope for equality, and most importantly hope for change. To see people picketing on the same streets he picketed, and fighting the same fight 3 decades later is truly a testament to the times.
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