April 2, 2009

Did you watch “Harvey Milk”?

Yesterday I came to Gyumri for 3 days to conduct a training session in the frames of “Global Health Week of Action”. At night I was watching TV and I was so happy that many channels were showing comedy, the best choice for the 1st of April. Suddenly I noticed that “Tsayg” local TV is showing “Harvey Milk”, they also repeated the movie in the afternoon of April 2, I want to remind that this is the channel that in December, 2007 invited me to their live talk show about sexual minorities.

It was my dream to watch this movie, to see the person who struggled for freedom, tolerance and equal rights.

Harvey was a person who was living for his community and never giving up, protecting the rights of people who are the victims of discrimination and intolerance.

We all have to learn from him if we want peace and freedom.

We have to be together live Harvey’s friends were with him.

We should not give up if we want to live with normal life.

I learn a lot from Harvey Milk, even all the phrases that he said are in my mind.

Hope one day I can be so strong like him and I can do at least part of his work. I wish one day to stand on the top of the mountain with you and feel the wind of freedom.

Dear friends, I am always ready to help you as much as I can. We have to be a big team.

I can’t have my private life till my friends are not free...


Mamikon Hovsepyan


artmika said...

WOW, Mamikon! What a fantastic news!! I was always wondering if this film will be shown in Armenia. To learn that it was shown in Gyumri on Tsayg... well done! Gyumri rules! Tsyag rules!

Great movie, great acting, an inspirational story for all of us.

Mamikon, thanks for making me start my working day with an excellent mood :)

Lusine said...

Hope we will watch this film all together in PINK's new office very soon!!!

Anonymous said...

Hey, I am glad you had a chance to watch the Milk movie! It has been on of my favorites in terms of bringing awareness of the gay rights movements in California! I just did a project on that movie for my Psychology of Diversity class. This movie should definitely be translated into Armenian and be shown on TV so that more people can be aware of the topic. Thanks for bringing this up! I admire your work in the Armenian community!

(N.H. from Facebook).