Catching up with ‘Milk’ in the Bible belt

Posted by · 6:40 am · December 20th, 2008

In 1977 Harvey Milk was elected to position as city supervisor in San Francisco. Milk, an openly gay man, was the first of his kind. Rather than concealing his sexual orientation, he wore it proudly, and used his influence in a largely gay section of San Francisco to do good. He became an effective advocate […]

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WEEKLY WRAP: ‘Doubt,’ Danny Boyle and a bit of politics

Posted by · 8:00 pm · November 7th, 2008

In a week in which there were more important things going on than the movies (an outlandish notion, I know), these were nevertheless some of the highlights: • Several takes from the AFI Fest, including disappointment in “Doubt” … • … but hearty cheers for “The Wrestler.” • We caught up (twice) with the thoroughly […]

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One more thing on Prop 8

Posted by · 9:53 am · November 6th, 2008

For those of you interested, there is a petition to re-open California’s Proposition 8 that may or may not have an impact.  Passing it along here for you.

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Could an earlier ‘Milk’ release have killed Prop 8?

Posted by · 11:22 am · November 5th, 2008

I find myself just now making sense of the passing of Proposition 8 here in California, an appalling measure that, however naive it may be to admit, I really thought had no chance of passing. Well, it has.  Homosexual couples are banned from exchanging vows like the rest of the country, and beyond rage and […]

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