`Milk` voted best gay movie of the decade

London: Hollywood veteran Sean Penn`s Oscar winning movie `Milk` has been voted the best gay film of the decade in a poll conducted by charity Stonewall.

Emile Hirsch, who portrayed Milk`s gay activist friend Cleve Jones in the movie, feels it is an achievement for the movie.

"This is a fantastic achievement for `Milk`. As someone who was depicted in the film, I feel very proud that gay people are saying it`s the most significant film for them in the last decade - it shows that the campaign for full gay equality has reached a whole new generation of people, which gives me real hope," dailystar.co.uk quoted Hirsch as saying.

Officials at charity Stonewall, who conducted the survey, commended director Gus Van Sant`s movie for its realistic portrayal of the homosexual community.

In 2008, Penn walked away with an Academy Award for his role as gay activist and politician Harvey Milk in the biopic.