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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.

Dustin Lance Black Says He's Recovering From a 'Serious Head Injury'

Black said he experienced the injury about a month ago.

Dustin Lance Black and Reality Star Trade Charges in Bar Incident

Black was with his husband Tom Daley.

Dustin Lance Black Endorses Joe Biden: 'To Meet Him Is to Love Him'

The Oscar-winning screenwriter lauds Biden's early support for marriage equality and his coalition-building skills.

Dustin Lance Black: Want to Inspire Hope? Become a Mentor

More than ever, young people need our strength and guidance.

Dustin Lance Black Races His Mother's Ambulance in 'Mama's Boy'

In an excerpt from his new memoir, the Oscar-winner describes seeing his mother's life flash before his eyes.

Should Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black Be Commodifying Their Baby?

An Instagram post sponsored by Pampers has sparked criticism and debate over ethics in rainbow advertising.


LGBTQ TV Viewers Are Now Counted. That's Huge.

GLAAD's Sarah Kate Ellis and Dustin Lance Black on the importance of Nielsen tracking LGBTQ households.

Tom Daley, Dustin Lance Black Welcome Son with Photos

The couple shared photos of their new son, Robbie Ray, on Instagram.

Are Gay Dads 'Treating Women as Mere Breeding Machines'?

A homophobic and transphobic Daily Mail op-ed has sparked outrage for calling Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black's baby announcement a misogynistic "publicity stunt."

When We Rise's Creator Responds to Ratings and Catholic Backlash

"The verdict is not in yet," said the creator of the LGBT miniseries, which received initial reports of low viewership.

23 LGBT Pioneers Depicted in When We Rise

Meet the real-life activists who devoted their lives to equality.

'When We Rise' Part Three: Hillary, Heartbreak, and HIV

Creator Dustin Lance Black discussed the show's third night, including why he included archival footage of a "heartbreaking" cameo and the AIDS Memorial Quilt.

When We Rise Shows How We Are Stronger Together

Creator Dustin Lance Black warned against the "myopia of the LGBT movement" in discussing lessons from the first episode of the miniseries.

LGBT Activists and Actors at S.F.'s When We Rise Gala

Hollywood and LGBT rights converged at the Castro Theatre community screening in San Francisco.

Tom Daley, Dustin Lance Black Get Tabloid Treatment

The tabloids are calling, so the couple divulged they are back together after a separation.

Dustin Lance Black Encourages LGBT Sports Players to Come Out…