Tag Archives: Dustin Lance Black

TONIGHT: First Episode Of When We Rise, Dustin Lance Black’s Four-Part LGBT Rights Mini-Series [VIDEO]

I’ve been waiting in vain all day for an updated trailer so let’s go with the original one below. The A.V. Club sets up the mini-series that launches tonight: “Each generation has its own epic confrontations it must deal with,” narrates Cleve Jones (Guy Pearce) over the opening scenes of Dustin Lance Black’s When We Rise. When he makes this ...

Read More »

ABC Greenlights LGBT Rights Miniseries

Deadline reports: ABC is reassembling the team of the 2008 movie Milk for another project about the gay rights movement, eight-hour miniseries When We Rise. Milk director Gus Van Sant has joined the mini, written/executive produced by Milk writer Dustin Lance Black and executive produced by the film’s producer Bruce Cohen. The project, which had been in development at ABC ...

Read More »

Dustin Lance Black: I Won’t Be Shamed Anymore By Those Bare-Backing Photos

Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black is firing back at his alma mater after the school withdrew its offer for Black to speak at a graduation ceremony. The school says that bare-backing photos leaked in 2009 further tarnishes their already poor reputation. From the student newspaper of Pasadena City College: Black was the first of eight potential candidates to make himself ...

Read More »

HomoQuotable – Michelangelo Signorile

“Let’s cut the ageist crap. The ‘yuk’ is a display of nothing but disgust for someone older. Yes, [Dustin Lance] Black is old enough to be [Tom] Daley’s father. But he’s not. If Black were just a couple of years older than Daley, he could be his brother too. But he’s not. Shocking news for you: You’re all going to ...

Read More »

Tweet Of The Day – Dustin Lance Black

Read More »

Tabs: Tom Daley Is Dating Dustin Black

British Olympic diver Tom Daley came out as bisexual this week and tabloids are now claiming that he’s dating Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black. A friend of the sportsman allegedly told The Sun: “He’s besotted with Dustin. They love each other and aren’t concerned what anyone says about age difference.” “Dustin is very proud of Tom for making such a ...

Read More »

Dustin Lance Black Endorses Quinn

Quinn’s campaign is heavy with celeb endorsements this week. Both Black and George Takei, it should be noted, live in Los Angeles.

Read More »

HomoQuotable – Dustin Lance Black

“Last week, my friend Chad Griffin, president of the Human Rights Campaign, sent a letter to six major studios and the Motion Picture Association of America, urging them to speak out about the ongoing atrocities in Russia. So far, every one of them has avoided comment. The truth is, there is virtually no other industry that can make a greater ...

Read More »

Dustin Lance Black: I Won’t Boycott Movie

Openly gay Oscar winner and activist Dustin Lance Black says he won’t take part in the boycott of Ender’s Game.  Via the New York Times: Not every advocate of gay equality and same-sex marriage is convinced that turning away from “Ender’s Game,” which cost about $110 million to make, is the best way to counter Mr. Card. “No way am ...

Read More »

Ali Forney Center Announces Shred Of Hope Celebrity Online T-Shirt Auction

A galaxy of stars have come together to support the Ali Forney Center’s Shred Of Hope, an online auction in which you can bid on original t-shirts created by gay celebrities and straight allies. Each of the participants worked with designers at the Manhattan-based fetish wear company Nasty Pig to create one-of-a-kind “shredders,” which are sort of not-tank-tops. Among the ...

Read More »

Prop 8 Play Raises $2 Million

Via press release from AFER: On Saturday night, the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) and Broadway Impact presented the West Coast premiere reading of the play “8” before a sold-out crowd in Los Angeles and a worldwide audience watching on YouTube. “8” is an unprecedented account of the Federal District Court trial in Perry v. Schwarzenegger (now Perry v. ...

Read More »

Prop 8: The Play

From last night: Featuring an all-star cast including George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Martin Sheen, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jane Lynch, Kevin Bacon and others, “8” is a play written by Academy Award winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black and directed by acclaimed actor and director Rob Reiner. It is a powerful account of the case filed by the American Federation for Equal ...

Read More »

Clooney To Do Prop 8 Play

Via press release from AFER: The American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) and Broadway Impact are proud to announce that Academy Award-winning actor George Clooney will star in the West Coast premiere of “8,” a play chronicling the historic trial in the federal constitutional challenge to California’s Proposition 8, written by AFER Founding Board Member and Academy Award-winning writer Dustin ...

Read More »

TRAILER: J. Edgar

Read More »

Tonight On Broadway

I’m told that tickets are still available for tonight’s all-star celebrity reading of Oscar winner Dustin Lance Black’s play about Proposition 8. Online sales have closed out, but my source says rush tickets will be selling at the box office until 7pm.

Read More »

HomoQuotable – Dustin Lance Black

“Harvey Milk spent the last years of his life fighting not only for rights for gays and lesbians across the nation, but also against the idea that the only way to achieve those rights is to lobby the government and financially support so-called ‘straight allies’. Harvey believed the best way to secure our rights was through grassroots action, coalition building ...

Read More »

Dustin Lance Black For Harvey Milk Day

Read More »

Richard Socarides And Oscar Winner Dustin Lance Black Discuss Obama’s Memo

Read More »

Gays References Edited Out Of Oscar Broadcasts For 300 Million Worldwide

Dustin Lance Black and Sean Penn’s heartfelt Oscar speeches in support of gay rights were cut out of the broadcast by a satellite TV station which beams its signal to 300 million viewers in numerous Asian countries. The STAR satellite channel, which broadcasts to more than 300 million viewers in 53 countries, also cut the sound when Dustin Lane Black, ...

Read More »

Eight Oscar Nominations For Milk Including Best Picture, Director, Actor, Screenplay

The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button lead the list of 2009 Oscar contenders with 13 nominations, but the big news for us here is Milk’s eight nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director – Gus Van Sant, Best Actor – Sean Pean, Best Supporting Actor – Josh Brolin, and Best Original Screenplay – Dustin Lance Black. BEST PICTURE: Frost/Nixon, Milk, The ...

Read More »