Voice for Equality: Dustin Lance Black

Dustin Lance Black is an American screenwriter and director. He has written for the HBO series Big Love and, most recently, the screenplay for Milk, the Oscar-winning biopic of Harvey Milk. Black received an Academy Award for his work in Milk, as well as recognition from the American Film Institute and UCLA.

In his acceptance speech at the 2009 Oscars, Black sent out a message in the spirit of Harvey Milk:

 “I think he'd want me to say, to all of the gay and lesbian kids out there tonight, who have been told that they are 'less than' by their churches or by the government or by their families that you are wonderful, beautiful creatures of value, and that no matter what anyone tells you God does love you, and that very soon, I promise you, you will have equal rights, federally, across this great nation of ours."

Freedom to Marry is proud to salute Dustin Lance Black as a Voice for Equality!

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