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The U.S. now has a festival in honor of a gay politician

October 13 2009

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a bill recognizing May 22 the official birthday of Harvey Milk, the first in U.S. history, a politician who publicly declared his gay. A little before Barack Obama awarded posthumously Harvey Milk Presidential Medal of Freedom.

In fact, a year ago, Schwarzenegger rejected this bill, deciding on the level of the entire state that day must not declare an official. Now, after a life story Harvey Milk was replicated in cinemas around the world, and Seann Penn received an Oscar for the lead role, the situation has changed, according to

In January 1978, Harvey Milk was elected to the legislature of California, and on November 27 that year - shot to death along with Mayor George Mosconi.

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