This Sunday OUTtv will be airing a special extended edition of “The Times of Harvey Milk” which will be accompanied by interviews with many of Canada’s leading Gay and Lesbian activists who will discuss the impact of Harvey Milk on their lives and the Canadian GLBT community.
the views of the current community leaders with our audience as well as the terrific Academy Award winning documentary on his life.” OUTtv will air The Times of Harvey Milk and interviews four times Sunday so that viewers can watch the documentary as follows and then catch the academy award Ceremonies afterwards:
4 pm et/1 pm pt, 6 pm et/3 pm pt, 12 am et/9 pm pt and 2 am et/11 pm pt.
Harvey Milk was an inspiration for gays and lesbians of his generation and the movie has brought his story to the attention of a new generation of leaders. “In the late seventies there wasn’t a whole lot of gay and lesbian people that one could look up to and admire, Harvey was there fighting his fight and I very much followed what he was doing. His influence was instrumental in the formation of our store,” says Jim Deva, co-owner of Little Sisters bookstore. He continues: “Harvey’s story and [his] life certainly gave us a road map to success.”
Jim’s opinion is shared with many local Canadian activists who attribute much of what they are able to do today to Harvey Milk or others like him. “Sometimes we take for granted the advantages and benefits we have today, but the reality is that somebody somewhere had to put themselves out on a limb, in a similar way to
how Harvey Milk did, in order to bring about that change,” says Chris Morrissey, Project Manager of the LGTB Generations project in Vancouver. “The film certainly
brings to light how far ahead of his time he was in many, many ways and the amount of courage he must have had.”
Other interviewees include:
The Reverend Doctor Brent Hawkes, community activist, member of the Order of Canada, senior pastor at Metropolitan Community Church in Toronto for 30 years.
Jim Deva and Janine Fuller from Little Sisters Bookstore (Little Sisters vs. Canada Customs) Jim is owner of Little Sisters and Janine is Manager of the bookstore.
Amber Dawn, Programming Director of the Vancouver Out on Screen film festival and Community Activist.
Elaine Miller, Community Leader and Filmmaker
Chris Morrissey, Project Manager, LGTB Generations Project (Creator of LEGIT Canadian Immigration for Same Sex Partners)
Lydia Luk, Coordinator of the Pridespeak Program and GAB youth services at The Centre, Vancouver
Ryan Clayton, Pridespeak Peer Leader and Community Advocate, Vancouver