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The Cinema and Civil Rights series of the University's cinema club is projecting 'My name is Harvey Milk'

13-Aug-2019
Multicines Aguere
Calle Herradores, 47
La Laguna
19:00 horas

The Cinema and Civil Rights series of the University's cinema club is projecting "My name is Harvey Milk”, about the first gay politician who entered an elected public office in U.S., on Tuesday, August 13, starting at 7.00 p.m.

Thanks to his perseverance, charisma, eloquence, fiery speeches, charged with emotion and enthusiasm, his taste for theatrical staging, or his handling of the media, and after standing three times as a district councilman (supervisor) at San Francisco City Hall on November 7, 1977, Harvey became the first openly gay politician to enter public office by election in the United States, he was sworn in on January 9, 1978 by Mayor George Moscone, included among his achievements is the approval of a Civil Rights Law for the Gays of San Francisco, which prohibited discrimination based on sexual orientation.


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