However what really struck me, lest we think this a peripheral issue; Milk says at one stage something like:
I have had 4 relationships in my life and in three of those my partner took their own life. This is not a struggle about acceptance; this is a life and death issue.
By the end of the movie a fourth partner has committed suicide.
It is a point worth noting. This is not just a minor issue. Living with lack of acceptance, prejudice and open disdain is something that no human being should have to tolerate.
PS Sean Penn is excellent, and acts and looks disturbingly like Milk