Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Déjà vu

I finally had a chance to watch “Milk,” a highly acclaimed movie that has generally been given an “A” rating by pundits. It is a touching story of California’s first openly gay elected official, Harvey Milk, and the gay rights movement in San Francisco’s infamous Castro district, the state of California, and the greater U.S. in the 1970s. Though the movie is a bit long, I didn’t look at my watch once—it was that good. Very interesting, touching, and, best of all, it’s a true story. Highly recommended.

Interestingly enough, while Harvey Milk was California’s first openly gay official, Iceland has been making news again in a similar sort of way. Indeed, Prime Minister Johanna Sigurdardottir (pictured right), having replaced the outgoing Geir Haarde, last week became the world’s first openly homosexual head of state.

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