The Analysis of Movie Milk

3165 Words13 Pages
INTRODUCTION 1. Background Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) social movements are movements that advocate for the full acceptance of LGBT people in society. In these movements, LGBT people and their allies have a long history of campaigning for what is called LGBT rights, sometimes also called gay rights or gay and lesbian rights. Although there is no one organization that represents all LGBT people and their interests, numerous LGBT rights organizations are active worldwide. A commonly stated goal among these movements is social equality for LGBT people. Some have also focused on building LGBT communities or worked towards liberation for the broader society from biphobia, homophobia, and transphobia. LGBT movements organized today are made up of a wide range of political activism and cultural activity, including lobbying, street marches, social groups, media, art, and research. 2. Biography Harvey Milk was born on May 22, 1930 in Woodmere, New York. He came from a small middle class Jewish family. Milk was one of two boys born to William and Minerva Milk. A well-rounded, well-liked student, Milk played football and sang in the opera at Bay Shore high school. Like his brother, William, he also worked at the family department store, "Milks." After graduating from high school in 1951, Milk joined the U.S. Navy, ultimately serving as a diving instructor at a base in San Diego, California, during the Korean War. Following his discharge in 1955, Milk moved to New York City, where he worked a variety of jobs, including as a public school teacher, production associate for several high-profile Broadway musicals, stock analyst and Wall Street investment banker. He soon tired of finance, though, and befriended gay radicals who frequented Greenwich Village. In late 1972, Milk moved to San Francisco, California. There, he opened a camera shop
Open Document