More than 1,500 New Yorkers gathered today in Manhattan to mourn the death of a 32 year-old gay man, who was shot down on Friday just blocks away from the historic Stonewall Inn in an apparent act of anti-gay bias.
Support GLAAD & Attend the Hollywood Premiere of "Milk"
We at GLAAD are very excited for people to learn about Harvey Milk's life and the work he did for the LGBT community when they see the upcoming release of Focus Features' film "Milk."
Now, through a generous donation from Focus Features, we're giving our members a chance to support GLAAD and be among the first to see the film at the red-carpet Hollywood premiere! You'll also get to mingle with the stars, the director, and Hollywood royalty at the VIP After Party.
All you need to do is visit www.ebay.com/glaad to place a bid on the auction package. All proceeds will benefit the work we do here at GLAAD.
November 13, 7:30 PM
Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
8949 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills
(Winner & guest must be at least 21 years old)
"Milk" stars the Academy Award winner Sean Penn and is directed by Academy Award nominee Gus Van Sant. In anticipation of the media coverage surrounding the November premiere, we released a resource kit for journalists who are reporting on the film to ensure fair and accurate coverage of Harvey Milk's life.
The biopic chronicles the advocacy work of Harvey Milk, who was the first openly gay man to be voted into major public office in America when, in 1977, he was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. His victory was not just a victory for gay rights; he forged coalitions across the political spectrum and was responsible for passing a gay rights ordinance.
Harvey Milk changed the very nature of what it means to be a fighter for human rights and became, before his untimely assassination in 1978, a pioneer in the gay rights movement. "Milk" was filmed on location in San Francisco from an original screenplay by Dustin Lance Black and produced by Academy Award winners Dan Jinks and Bruce Cohen.
We encourage you to support GLAAD by participating in the auction and to see "Milk" when it premieres on November 26 (in select cities) and December 5 and 12 (in additional cities).