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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.

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

March 03 2017 7:05 PM

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.

March 02 2017 9:26 PM

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

6:33 AM

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

January 22 2017 1:08 PM