Sean Penn Goes Gay for Milk

November 5, 2008 By:
Sean Penn Goes Gay for Milk

From the acclaimed director Gus Van Sant (Good Will Hunting and Elephant) comes the powerful and inspiring story of California's first openly gay elected official, Harvey Milk.

Sean Penn and supporting cast Emile Hirsch, Josh Brolin and James Franco bring this unforgettable story to the big screen.

In 1977, Harvey Milk was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, becoming the first openly gay man to be voted into major public office in America. His victory was not just a victory for gay rights; he forged coalitions across the political spectrum. From senior citizens to union workers, Harvey Milk changed the very nature of what it means to be a fighter for human rights and became, before his untimely death in 1978, a hero for all Americans.

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