The story of California's first openly gay elected official, Harvey Milk, a San Francisco supervisor who was assassinated along with Mayor George Moscone by San Francisco Supervisor Dan White
The much anticipated “Milk” movie trailer has been released. Director Gus Van Sant heads up the project with Sean Penn as gay rights icon Harvey Milk. Milk was an activist and politician and the first openly gay man to be elected to public office in America ( In 1977, he was voted to the city supervisor’s board of San Francisco). In 1978, Milk and San Francisco’s mayor, George Moscone, were shot to death by another city supervisor named Dan White.