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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.

Black said he experienced the injury about a month ago.

September 27 2022 11:42 AM

Black was with his husband Tom Daley.

August 23 2022 8:50 AM

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

March 05 2020 1:43 PM

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

January 14 2020 5:30 AM

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

May 12 2019 4:32 AM

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

December 21 2018 3:44 PM Updated

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

November 16 2018 5:02 AM