Milk (2008) | R | A biographical drama based on the life and assassination of gay rights activist and politician Harvey Milk, the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in California. Starring Sean Penn, Emile Hirsch, Josh Brolin, Diego Luna, James Franco, Alison Pill, Victor Garber, and Denis O’Hare. Awards include: Academy Award for Best Actor and Best Original Screenplay and the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Film Wide Release.
Philadelphia (1993) | PG-13 | Following his dismissal from a major law firm based on his sexuality and AIDS status, a law associate hires a homophobic attorney to represent him in a wrongful termination suit. Philadelphia is credited as being one of the first mainstream Hollywood moves to acknowledge HIV/AIDS, homosexuality, and homophobia. Starring Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington. Awards include: Academy Award for Best Actor and GLAAD Media Award for Best Actor.