One Step Closer to Harvey Milk Day

May 15, 2009
Friends and admirers of the late San Francisco supervisor and gay rights activist have been rallying to establish an annual commemorative day in his honor, and on Thursday, the California Senate approved a bill that would officially make Milk's birthday, May 22, Harvey Milk Day in the Golden State.
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Sean Penn Schools Prop. 8 Supporters in Oscar Speech

Feb 23, 2009
Lest he miss an opportunity to speak his mind, Sunday night's Best Actor Oscar winner took a moment on the podium to encourage those who voted last November for California's Proposition 8, the anti-gay-marriage initiative, to rethink their choice. Turns out the Academy is actually made up of commie, homo-loving sons of guns. Update: Video

Yet Another Oscar Snoozer?

Jan 23, 2009
Well, the Academy has spoken, picking this year's Oscar nominees, and they couldn't be safer or more boring except for those categories in which "Milk" figures in somewhere At least that's what the San Francisco Chronicle's completely unimpressed critic Mick LaSalle thinks.

Globes Cool to ‘Milk’

Dec 11, 2008
Despite widespread acclaim and gushing praise from some tough critics, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association largely overlooked Gus Van Sant's "Milk" in choosing this year's Golden Globe nominees, although Sean Penn is among the HFPA's picks for best actor.

Get Milk

Nov 26, 2008
Gus Van Sant’s "Milk" is a movie to be thankful for. Go see it, tonight if you can, and in a crowded theater. Then open up some merlot and watch the documentary "The Times of Harvey Milk," by Robert Epstein -- because these two films belong together.