...to all of the gay and lesbian kids out there tonight who have been told that they are less than by their churches, by the government, or by their families, that you are beautiful, wonderful creatures of value and that, no matter what anyone tells you, God does love you, and that very soon, I promise you, you will have equal rights federally, across this great nation of ours.
- Dustin Lance Black, accepting the Oscar for Best Screenplay for "Milk"
Care2 website writes:
The Oscars took place this weekend, and, amongst a year of incredibly strong films, Milk, a film biopic on Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man to be elected into office as a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, won Best Actor for Sean Penn in the role of Harvey Milk, and Best Screenplay for young writer Dustin Lance Black.
You can read his whole acceptance speech and see the video here.
Check out the Care2 website. It's worth your time.
Videos at blog:
Dustin Black's press conference backstage at the Oscars.
Movie Trailor for Milk
Joy in the Castro
It's OK To Think Dr. Who is Gay