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‘Milk Skimmed’ to Explore What the Film
Was Missing

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‘Milk Skimmed’ to Explore What the Film
Was Missing

On Thursday, February 19, the San Francisco-based Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society will host "Milk Skimmed," a roundtable about what was left out of Gus Van Sant's Oscar-nominated movie.

On Thursday, February 19, the San Francisco-based Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society will host "Milk Skimmed," a roundtable about what was left out of Gus Van Sant's Oscar-nominated movie.

Despite Milk's critical acclaim, box-office success, and growing collection of awards, some historians say the movie sidelined many prominent activists for gay rights in the 1970s, including lesbians and people of color, who stood with gay hero Harvey Milk.

"Milk Skimmed" will explore alternative stories and discuss what Milk tells us about queer representation in popular culture today.

Featured panelists include Tomas Almaguer, ethnic studies professor and former dean of the College of Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University; Gwenn Craig, one of the cochairs of No on 6, a key organization working with Harvey Milk for the 1978 defeat of the Briggs Initiative, which would have stripped California's gay public-school teachers of their jobs; and Joshua Gamson, sociology professor at University of San Francisco.

"Milk Skimmed" is the kickoff event of Talking Back: Queer History Fully Exposed.

The event, free and open to the public, will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the society's main office, 657 Mission St., Suite 300, San Francisco. For more information visit www.glbthistory.org. (Rhiza Dizon, Advocate.com)

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