Thursday, November 27, 2008

Harvey Milk?

so today is the 30th anniversary of the shooting at San Francisco City Hall that struck down the first openly gay politician to be elected to public office in California (not to mention the other person killed that day was one of the most liberal mayors in the city's history). In a time where gay rights are still being shot down all around the country (hello Prop 8 and the various anti-gay laws that have been enacted in the past month) it makes me sad to think that 30 years later there are still people out there who think that they are somehow superior and more righteous in their ways. Does having a different lifestyle really make one person better than another? Are people who are different from you necessarily evil and thus do not deserve to be given the same rights? Does their happiness really affect your life so much that you need to blatantly discriminate against them? I mean seriously, WTF?

If you want to read up more about the amazing story of Harvey Milk and the movie that was just made about his life, here are a couple of links:
Wikipedia: Harvey Milk
Time Article about Harvey Milk
Huffington Post Article about Harvey Milk
IMDB about the movie Milk
Milk Trailer

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