Actor Sean Penn's Acceptance Speech for Best Actor in "Milk"
In Sean Penn wins best-actor Oscar for `Milk' Christy LeMire wrote:
In wrapping up his own speech, Penn mentioned the protesters who lined the streets of Hollywood near the Oscar festivities, holding anti-gay signs: "We've got to have equal rights for everyone," he said.Interview after the Oscars event with Cleve Jones, the American activist who conceived of the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt and a good friend of Harvey Milk. This is on The Rachel Maddow Show, with Alison Stewart hosting.
Backstage, when asked what he would tell those protesters if he could speak to them, Penn responded: "I'd tell them to turn in their hate card and find their better self."
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