Dustin Lance Black Knows How to Talk to Young People. And Make Old People Listen

Aside from The Gaga and Cynthia Nixon, Oscar winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black was arguably the highest profile name to adorn the National Equality March. So did he deliver on those laurels?

We’d say yes. Black represents the Cleve Jones and David Mixner-style call for federal recognition of gays, not this state-by-state squabbling over piecemeal rights delivered (and taken away) every legislative cycle. Like Lady Gaga and Dan Choi, Black excels at public speaking.

Moreover, Black — whose name can no longer be mentioned without mentioning this — excels at speaking to young people, which is particularly important because, while Americans of every age came to D.C. over the weekend, the motivation for the march came when Mixner kept hearing from twenty- and thirty-somethings who wanted to rally. (It was Gay Inc. groups like the Human Rights Campaign who initially poo-poo’d the idea of a march, we keep hearing from activist insiders, because they didn’t believe in the grassroots activism of young people.)

Black, then, is their representative.

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  • Cam

    Thanks for coming to DC and the March Dustin!

  • Jeff K.

    Good speech, but I think he was trying a little too hard to channel MLK.

  • alan brickman

    Alot of people can be great speakers…but also boring hypocrites too…

  • alan brickman

    He’s the “AL GORE” of gays….yawn…

  • Alexander

    Dear God, is he a fine looking piece of man.

  • Joe Moore

    Jeff, I don’t think it’s a bad thing to channel MLK. He was a great speaker, and a great man. Better to channel him and his message than someone else.

    I wish I had been there. Great speech Lance!

  • Larry

    No one yelled “show us your cock”


  • alan brickman

    Harvey used to sexually harass Dan White..maybe Dustin can “channel” that too!!!

  • BobinLA

    I wonder how many of the young people that Dustin Bareback speaks to hooked up with him and fucked him bareback.

  • Michael vdB

    Don’t be catty. It was a strong speach.

  • Sebs

    i really can’t take the image of the dick in his ass while i’m watching him

  • taylor

    i don’t think dustin is a good role model to be speaking to young gays. someone who has unsafe sex with a guy he hardly knows isn’t that smart and shouldn’t be looked up to.

  • MakeItNotBeTrue

    I wonder how many boys he has turned down when they are not Hollywood types or porn stars. Yeah, he’s the great equalizer. My ass. What a hypocrite, like all in Hollywood. Disgusting.

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