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Dustin Lance Black to HRC: Harvey Milk Would Hate To See You Squatting In His Camera Store

Harvey Milk spent the last years of his life fighting not only for rights for gays and lesbians across the nation, but also against the idea that the only way to achieve those rights is to lobby the government and financially support so-called ‘straight allies’. Harvey believed the best way to secure our rights was through grassroots action, coalition building and the election of LGBT people to office at all levels of government. He encouraged people to come out of the closet and be vocal about who they were and why they deserved full equality, not partial equality or crumbs. For the HRC leadership, which still advocates a piecemeal, wait-and-see approach to try and co-opt and profit from Harvey’s legacy is an outrage.

—Dustin Lance Black, who we hear knows a little something about Harvey Milk, in a statement lambasting the Human Rights Campaign for commandeering the late San Francisco activist’s Castro street camera shop

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On:           Dec 8, 2010
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  • 11 Comments
    • Cam
      Cam

      Interesting, so even the butts that HRC tries to kiss for their fame have tired of their tactics.

      Dec 8, 2010 at 5:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • AndrewW
      AndrewW

      Why doesn’t Dustin rent the space? Money talks.

      Dec 8, 2010 at 11:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • justiceontherocks
      justiceontherocks

      Rock on, Dustin.

      Dec 8, 2010 at 11:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Michael
      Michael

      I dunno. Hard to get really worked up over this. I mean, it’s commercial shop space, and not much, at that. Harvey Milk did use the space for commercial purposes, and as to “co-opting and profiting,” did Black derive no personal financial gain from “Milk?”

      Dec 8, 2010 at 11:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • B
      B

      No. 4 · Michael wrote, “I dunno. Hard to get really worked up over this. I mean, it’s commercial shop space, and not much, at that.”

      … curiously, the last tenant was selling things like place mats,
      trinkets of various sorts, various books (that people planning on remodeling or home decorating might want), etc.

      Dec 9, 2010 at 12:28 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • UptownGuy
      UptownGuy

      The camera shop has been left empty for months on end in between crappy retailers selling all sorts of bullshit.

      Now that a gay organization is actually going to pay a little tribute to Harvey Milk, people are all up-in-arms about it?

      Yes, the 20 something Dustin Lance Black wrote a screenplay about Harvey Milk. How about we find out what Cleve Jones, Dan Nicoletta, some of the people who actually KNEW Harvey feel about this?

      If the space is so sacred, why didn’t Dustin buy it himself and turn it into a museum? He’s got the cash for it.

      Dec 9, 2010 at 12:45 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      @UptownGuy: said…


      Now that a gay organization is actually going to pay a little tribute to Harvey Milk, people are all up-in-arms about it?”
      _____________________

      Some say paying tribute, some say riding on the coattails of.

      Dec 9, 2010 at 6:44 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Michael C.
      Michael C.

      @UptownGuy:
      HRC is not a gay organization. HRC is a Democratic organization that exists to enrich the few beltway fags that run the show there and make themselves feel important. The last thing HRC cares about is gay rights.

      Dec 9, 2010 at 8:45 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dave
      Dave

      Is it true that Mr. Black has a sex tape out there?? I used to kind of look up to him. shmmmm

      Dec 9, 2010 at 10:36 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ray Gonzalez
      Ray Gonzalez

      And exactly how much money did Mr. Black make from MILK???

      Dec 10, 2010 at 1:05 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • James
      James

      Dustin, go back to getting bareback sex for us all to enjoy seeing. Nobody wants to hear you speak, just moan.

      Dec 11, 2010 at 3:10 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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