"Milk"

OK, this is a little off topic, but did you watch the Oscars? I always get excited this time of year because once upon a time, I was a film student and I still love the movies. I was elated to see Milk win two well-deserved Oscars.

I was born in 1976 in NY. Harvey Milk died in 1978 in San Francisco. As such, I didn't know of him until I was an undergrad at Boston University and watched The Times of Harvey Milk documentary. He was an inspiration then and seeing Milk a few months ago, reinforced that. The film made me feel like I was there, in the crowd, at the rallies organized by Milk.

It's humbling to hear the stories of the leaders in the gay rights movement, to see how far things have come and have faith that same-sex marriage equality is coming next. It was inspiring to be around the new leaders of the gay marriage movement and hear their speeches when gay marriage came to Massachusetts in 2004.

I am incredibly moved by the acceptance speech of the writer of Milk, Dustin Lance Black, shown below.

I felt uplifted - but, because I am fueled by momentum and like to take things a step further, it left me with a question: how are you going to channel the inspiration you now feel? And that's a question I have for everyone who cares about this issue and was moved by last night's speech...
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