"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."
One could argue that this is a pro-gay film. I don't know if it is or not. I know it's a well-written and well-acted insight into a bit of history that I'd heard about but never really knew details about. It's the case that made the "Twinkie Defense" famous.
It's very relevant today, considering what's going on in California concerning gay rights.
And Sean Penn deserved that Oscar!