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Photo: GLBT Historical Society

I just saw the movie Milk last night, and I gotta say, I thought it was great. I realize I’m late as hell, but I think this movie, and even more the man who inspired it, deserves more love in the non-’mo community. If you haven’t seen it, it tells the story of Harvey Milk, a community activist and the first openly gay man elected to public office in America. In the tradition of courageous, ground-breaking politicians before him, Milk was assassinated. Just before, he made a recording to serve as his final words. This recording is re-enacted in the movie and provides its main narrative device. But good as Sean Penn was, I think it’s important to remember the man himself, in his own words. So here is the original recording…

Harvey Milk – Last Testament

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