There is this article on the web about hollywood producing a film about the hate crime in it it states:
Penn set to play Harvey Milk
Sean Penn will play gay 1970s politician Harvey Milk in director Gus Van Sant’s long-gestating biopic of the first openly gay prominent elected official. Matt Damon is tentatively attached to play Milk’s assassin, Dan White, who shot the San Francisco city supervisor along with Mayor George Moscone in 1978. After serving five years of a seven-year sentence, White committed suicide in 1985. Michael London and his Groundswell Prods. are financing the movie. Bruce Cohen and Dan Jinks are producing from a script by Dustin Lance Black (Big Love). The filmmakers are now in talks with a ”leading specialty division,” according to Hollywood Reporter, to finalize a deal on the as-yet untitled project. Shooting could start by the end of this year. The Penn-directed Into the Wild debuted this month at the Telluride Film Festival and will play at Toronto. He next will be seen in the immigration drama
This film is important to show how much hate crime laws are needed. Dan White the man who committed the murders got off with serving only 7 years for both murders because the jury believed his “twinkie” defense. Much how Aaron McKinney and Russell Henderson lawyers tried to argue that the accused had a “gay panic” attack when they killed Matthew Shepard. Peter, Stacy, Mark and D.L. say they oppose violence, but that is a lie when they use words like, militant homosexual, the gloves are off, were a threat to your survival, we hate god, and I could go on and on but you get the idea. I will never believe that they oppose violence against us glbt people until they stop using such language against us and quit using junk science. There are choice words that I could use against fundamentalist christians like them but I will not sink to their level.
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