Kicking off Gay Pride Month the USA TV Network is presenting a special presentation of Gus Van Sant’s film “Milk” Saturday, June 1st at 8P. This is part of their Characters Unite public service campaign to advance the national dialogue to help combat hate & discrimination & promote greater tolerance & acceptance. Bonnie Hammer NBC Universal Cable Entertainment Group Chairman stated, "This film series has allowed us to present to audiences some of the most courageous characters of our time. Harvey Milk gave hope to generations of gay & lesbian Americans by encouraging them to live their lives openly & to speak out against the discrimination & prejudice they face. We are honored to share his story in commemoration of Gay Pride Month.” Emmy winner & gay activist Neil Patrick Harris will introduce the film & it will be presented with limited commercials. In 2008 “Milk” touched audiences by recounting the extraordinary true story of Harvey Milk, the first openly gay person to be elected to office in the state of California. An acclaimed success, “Milk” won the Oscar for Best Actor for Sean Penn & Best Original Screenplay for Dustin Lance Black. The film also starred Emile Hirsch, Josh Brolin, James Franco & Diego Luna. The film is based on the amazing 1984 documentary “The Times of Harvey Milk” directed by Rob Epstein & narrated by Harvey Fierstein. Definitely check it out if you haven’t seen it lately. HAPPY GAY PRIDE MONTH!!
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