I should point out that the audience at the movie here in New York was mostly gay men way too young to have any memory of Harvey Milk. The theater was packed. I found that very encouraging. Bearing witness, bringing what's past back to life, and speaking to the present about what it all means for now and tomorrow, that's what art does best. What we do with it is entirely up to us.
I think what might actually make a difference in the whole fight over gay marriage is this week's cover story in Newsweek.