Empire State Human remember “Harvey Milk”

Irelands premier synth band Empire State Human have composed a song for Harvey Milk titled "Harvey Milk". Harvey Milk is the subject of a new film starring Seán Penn called “Milk”, which is currently in post-production in the US. The song is currently up on the new ESH myspace http://www.myspace.com/empirestatehumanmusic
Milk was an American politician and gay rights activist, and the first openly gay city supervisor of San Francisco, California. He was, according to Time magazine, "the first openly gay man elected to any substantial political office in the history of the planet."
As the "Mayor of Castro Street," he was active during a time of substantial change in San Francisco politics and increasing visibility of gay and lesbian people in American society He was assassinated in 1978, along with Mayor George Moscone, by then recently resigned city supervisor Dan White making him a LGBT community "martyr". White's relatively mild sentence for the murders led to the White Night Riots, and eventually the abolition of diminished capacity defense in California.
Milk has been the subject of numerous books and movies -- including the 1984 documentary "The Times of Harvey Milk" -- which received an Academy Award and was later converted into an opera. In May 2008, to coincide with his birthdate, a bust of Milk was placed in San Francisco City Hall's ceremonial rotunda. This is the first memorial to an openly gay person to be featured so prominently in a public building.

Aidan, Seán & Lar
Empire State Human