Directed by Gus Van Sant


Keywords: LGBT rights history in the United States 

For: adults and teens

Trigger warnings: nudity, verbal abuse, psychological abuse, physical abuse, homophobia, suicide, parasuicidal (ex. self-harm, mention of suicide)


The story of Harvey Milk and his struggles as an American gay activist who fought for gay rights and became California’s first openly gay elected official.


Review :

This historical film is very important to understand the progress of our community’s rights. I find that the LGBTQ+ representations in this film are centred on gays and very little on other realities even if we see a few lesbian characters. This lack of visibility is certainly linked to the times, but I also find that the gay realities portraited are very stereotyped in this movie. However, the movie tells the important historical facts about the fight for our rights and the tragic losses we suffered to be where we are at today. It is still very important to know those who made our cause progress for the better. Even if the story happened in our neighbours’ country, their history had an important influence on ours.