Dustin Lance Black

In 2009 The Advocate made writer Dustin Lance Black the cover of its 40 Under 40 issue on the heels of his now-legendary win for Best Screenplay at the Academy Awards. Black has continued to make good on Milk’s mission, emerging as a major LGBT activist in his own right. In 2009 he became a co-founder of the American Foundation for Equal Rights, the organization behind the challengers of Prop. 8 and its eventual overturning in the Supreme Court. Along the way, Dustin Lance Black wrote 8, an acclaimed play reenacting the federal trial Hollingsworth v. Perry, and screenplay based on the life of former FBI director J. Edgar Hoover.

A Stonewall miniseries? Directing theater? Starting a family? The sky's the limit for Dustin Lance Black, thanks to love.

October 06 2015 1:28 PM

We mustn't 'forget about our brothers and sisters abroad,' says Black.

September 15 2014 6:45 PM

Grammy-winning headliners Sting and Patti LuPone will be in good company at Uprising of Love, a benefit including a script by Dustin Lance Black.

August 27 2014 1:00 PM

The Grammy winners will perform at Uprising of Love, a benefit that includes a script by Dustin Lance Black.

4:53 PM

The Academy Award-winning screenwriter encouraged graduates to 'let your freaky differences shine' during a commencement speech he delivered at his alma mater, Pasadena City College.

May 12 2014 1:47 PM

Is it jealousy or experience making everyone freak out about the age difference between the diver and the writer?

December 05 2013 6:00 AM

The newly out Olympic diver is dating one of the most prominent gay screenwriters in Hollywood.

December 03 2013 6:34 PM