Harvey Milk Inducted

The California Museum will induct Harvey Milk into it’s California Hall of Fame December 1, along with 12 other Californians. From the Museum’s website: "In a state of millions, it’s easy to get lost. But there are some who dreamt big and who persevered in the face of adversity. These stars of arts, education, business and labor, science, sports, philanthropy and public service exemplify the best of California and will continue to inspire generations to come."

Milk, the first openly gay man to be elected to political office in California, was recently honored by President Obama, with the awarding of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. In 2008, the film "Milk" was nominated in 8 categories, including Best Picture, at the Academy Awards. Sean Penn won "Best Actor in a Leading Role" for his portrayal of the assassinated San Francisco supervisor.

For more information on the California Hall of Fame, and Harvey Milk’s induction, visit the California Museum at
http://www.californiamuseum.org/exhibits/halloffame/inductee/harvey-milk

For a complete list of this year’s inductees,
http://www.californiamuseum.org/exhibits/halloffame/inductees

Further information at:
http://www.planetout.com/hot_topics/2009/08/harvey-milk-california-hall-of-fame.html

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