Saturday, March 28, 2009

A True Hero: Harvey Milk

Harvey Milk Pictures, Images and Photos
Harvey was born on May 22, 1930 and was an American politician and the first openly gay man to be elected to public office in California, as a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. He was not elected to office until his fourth time running but his spirit was never broken.

The movie "Milk" is the most inspiring movie I have ever seen. From the first public rally to the horrific ending in which he is murdered, I was mesmerized. Movies like this are the kind that need to be in public schools, movies that show that love is love, not a social institution. Marriage is not about a man & a woman; but about a true bond, a true love that exists between two beings.

People that have such hatred for homosexuals is the most frustrating thing I can think of. When in recent conversation with several friends I have become even more bewildered. They say "I don't understand the gay lifestyle" and my response to them is that homosexuals have the same lifestyle we do. They go to work, school, the grocery store, bars, and on dates, and they have the same interest as heterosexuals do.

As an American culture we need to keep fighting. We need to stand up for all people; whether white, black, gay, straight, rich, poor and everything in between. We have one heart and until it beats as one ... We will not be a United States of America.

1 comment:

Corky said...

Nice job, Claire. Well spoken!