R | | Biography, Drama
The story of Harvey Milk, and his struggles as an American gay activist who fought for gay rights and became California's first openly gay elected official.
During the sequence dealing with Proposition 6, one of Milk's friends says "Even Reagan doesn't support it." Former Governor Ronald Reagan was so opposed to the measure that he publicly went against the Republican Party on the issue, even though he had been mentioned as a serious candidate for the Presidential election in 1980 and risked alienating his conservative support base. His support was given a great deal of credit for Proposition 6's defeat and contributed to his growing national profile ahead of his two elections as President of the United States.
Gentlemen, Anne Kronenberg - a woman. A woman who likes women, isn't that ususual?
Several times, the characters refer to The Advocate as a magazine. In the 1970s, the Advocate was a tabloid newspaper. It became a magazine in 1992.
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