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Who Is Dustin Lance Black Going to Be Bitching At This Weekend? Utah’s Mormons

Having split San Francisco and the Perry trial, screenwriter Dustin Lance Black is hitting the snowy slopes of Park City for this year’s Sundance Festival. But while he’s there on official business — he narrates Reed Cowan’s documentary 8: The Mormon Proposition — he’s also taking the opportunity to team up with Equality Utah for some top notch rabble-rousing.

Black will speak at a gay rights rally in Salt Lake on Saturday (6pm!), and it won’t be lost on anyone that he’s invading Mormon territory. Which is a bit of a rite of passage, given Black grew up in a Mormon household, and we all know how much that stuck.

On:           Jan 21, 2010
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    • JoeyB

      Oh God, here we go again. Can’t this guy just go away?

      Jan 21, 2010 at 10:36 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jbran

      That’s “rite of passage.” And, why would anyone want him to go away? A serious, literate young gay guy– yeah, he should totally disappear.

      Jan 21, 2010 at 11:05 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JoeyB

      no. 2 JBRAN
      “A serious, literate young gay guy” – sure, who barebacks, lies about it, preaches, writes a shitty script that had to be entirely rewritten and then does not give credit to the real person, writes a dumbass script for the Pedro Zamora movie. Should I continue Jbran?

      Jan 21, 2010 at 11:10 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • AlanInSLCutah

      Where is this rally being held? I want to attend it, but haven’t heard anything about it as of yet. (I haven’t looked either though.)

      Jan 21, 2010 at 11:29 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • stevenelliot

      @JoeyB: I have no comment on Mister Black’s supposed lack of talent. But for you to comment on his sexual practices and preferences is a bit much dont you think? So what if he barebacks. Its his business.
      Sounds like you have some type of beef with this guy?…..

      Jan 21, 2010 at 11:54 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JoeyB

      no. 5 Steven Elliot.
      “So what if he barebacks”. Wow, I am speechless at the insanity of that comment. Forget it man, no time to waste on you.

      Jan 21, 2010 at 12:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • soul_erosion

      @JoeyB: I doubt if there’s anything I could say that would change your mind, as much as I’d like that, and it’s not that I don’t believe you have valid points on his literary acumen or his lack of past moral infractions. However, if you would perhaps reread some of yesterdays testimony; http://news.firedoglake.com/2010/01/20/prop-8-trial-livebog-week-2-day-2-pt-iii-28/ paying particular attention to the witness saying,”Shows the breadth and size of the effort by the Mormon church.,” then I would hope you would agree that we have to peacefully confront members of the LDS church at every opportunity, to make them aware that no matter what they say, no matter what they do, no matter how much money they put behind the taking away of our rights, that we are not going to stand idly by & become pacifists. In that instance, I wish there were a hundred more Justin Blacks, one of their own and one of US to change some minds in Utah. Can you let go of your personal criticisms just for the sake of the bigger picture here, just for the sake of this moment in time?

      Jan 21, 2010 at 12:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Colby412

      Watch out Utah! Dustin Bareback is on the prowl. I can’t take this guy seriously when he stumps on gay issues. Ever since he had unprotected sex on film and he was old enough to know better I just can’t get behind anything he has to say. He’s a joke.

      Jan 21, 2010 at 12:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • QLA

      I believe this guy is just doing the best he can and fighting the good fight.

      More power to him.

      I will save my rage, bitchy comments, and judgement to those who are against me – not my fellow (flawed) gay brothers.

      Jan 21, 2010 at 12:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam

      Ok, here we go, obviously the ex boyfriend brigade of this guy keep on the lookout for any comments about this guy. I love how somebody is saying that he barebacked on film. Um…no, he and a guy he was dating took some pictures while they were having sex…not the same thing as doing porn. Additionally, this guy got up and made an eloquent plea for gay marriage during the Oscar telecast which is watched by one of the largest TV audiences of the year, when most homos in Hollywood lie and have fake girlfriends. I don’t care how he’s fucked in his bedroom behind closed doors.

      Jan 21, 2010 at 1:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Brian

      This movie makes Mormons look more significant than they really are. The more we highlight the religious fanatics, the larger they appear. Indifference is much better. Laughing is good, too.

      Jan 21, 2010 at 1:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kyle24


      I’m not an ex boyfriend. I don’t like dudes who are 35 who don’t practice safe sex and are stupid enough to shoot themselves having sex and then whine about it when it gets out. From what I read on this site is the guy he was with was a porn star and they weren’t a monogomous couple. Stupid to hae bareback sex when you aren’t in a committed relatioship. He sends a really bad message. DLB isn’t a kid and should know better. He isn’t the best example to be speaking up for us.

      Jan 21, 2010 at 4:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • stevenelliot

      @Kyle24: you said “I don’t like dudes who are 35 who don’t practice safe sex”

      so is it ok for “dudes” who are 25? or is it only ok for “dudes” who are 45 to screw without condoms?

      Why do you care about what someone else does with their body parts when it doesnt have anything to do with you??

      How do you know that Lance and his sex partner didnt recently get tested, or are both poz, or just don’t care. In any situation I am sure they didnt take your opinion into account before they started rutting….

      Jan 21, 2010 at 6:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam

      No. 12 · Kyle24

      I’m not an ex boyfriend. I don’t like dudes who are 35 who don’t practice safe sex and are stupid enough to shoot themselves having sex and then whine about it when it gets out. From what I read on this site is the guy he was with was a porn star and they weren’t a monogomous couple. Stupid to hae bareback sex when you aren’t in a committed relatioship. He sends a really bad message. DLB isn’t a kid and should know better. He isn’t the best example to be speaking up for us.

      I’m curious, what was the message he was sending? He took some private pics with a guy he was sleeping with, not intending them for public viewing. And no the guy wasn’t a porn star. What I saw is a guy that came out and spoke about marriage in front of a crowd of hundreds of millions of people world-wide from an industry that tries to force most people into the closet. What I notice on Queerty is that whenever there is a post like this a bunch of religious trolls come on here and try to sow trouble. Because I really can’t imagine any other reason, unless you are an ex of his that you would be attacking him with so much bile just because some guy he was dating snapped a picture while they were fucking. The fact that you think it negates all the work he is doing to advance gay causes pretty much makes me think you are just another Mormon Troll in here trying to fuck with an ex Mormon that has told you all to go to hell.

      Jan 21, 2010 at 6:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Chad

      @JoeyB: Plenty of gay men in monogamous relationships forgo condoms. Don’t be an asshole. You know nothing about Mr. Black’s private life. Judge not, least you be judged!

      Jan 21, 2010 at 7:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • alan brickman

      where are his black and jewish gay freinds…just sayin…

      Jan 21, 2010 at 7:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • FedUp

      U people defending Black disgust me.

      Jan 21, 2010 at 7:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam

      No. 17 · FedUp said…
      U people defending Black disgust me.

      Defending him from what? The only people that are really freaking out about this are the typical little Mormon trolls that come in here pretending to be gay.

      Jan 21, 2010 at 7:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lukas P.

      So the verdict’s in. Qweerty posters today are MUCH less interested in DLB’s film and rally than in his sexual habits.

      Our priorities are clear.

      Jan 21, 2010 at 8:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • FedUp

      @no. 18 Cam
      Are you referring to your dad when you say mormon troll?

      Jan 21, 2010 at 8:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kyle412


      I’m not Mormon even though I think a lot of Mormon guys are hot. As for being a “troll” I might be 40 but I still turn a lot of heads. I find on this site the easy out for people when they disagree with a comment is to label a guy a “troll”.

      Dustin is a douche.

      Jan 21, 2010 at 10:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Deron Xavier

      Dustin Lance Bareback?

      Well we know he won’t be talking safe sex!
      Oooh child you white gays are so, so very messy! So messy!

      Jan 21, 2010 at 11:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam

      There you go, can’t defend so try to attack. For those of you pretending to be offended. Troll is an internet term meaning somebody who trolls around the internet, not a reference to age. But then again, you already knew that.

      Jan 22, 2010 at 12:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BES27519

      @JoeyB: I didn’t realize you had anything to say or do with his choice of sexual risk taking. Maybe you should just respect his right to engage in risky behaviour without judging. If you don’t want str8 people judging, why is it alright for YOU to do it?

      Jan 22, 2010 at 12:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kyle24


      So Cam are you a troll? If you definition is correct wouldn’t everyone posting on websites be a “troll”? Why aren’t we called “surfers”?

      Jan 22, 2010 at 4:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CooperComeOUt

      Dustin Lance Bareback is an embarrassment to the gay community.

      Jan 22, 2010 at 8:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • B

      No. 6 · JoeyB wrote, “no. 5 Steven Elliot. ‘So what if he barebacks’. Wow, I am speechless at the insanity of that comment.”

      What’s insane about that comment given that Steven (as far as I know) has zero chance of having sex with the guy? Black’s private life has nothing to do with his career as a screenwriter nor does it have anything to do with his political activities.

      The people who should care if he barebacks are his sex partners. It’s risky in general, but much less so if two partners are monogamous, wait 6 months to get past the window period, and (before doing it) get multiple HIV tests in case one gives a false negative (e.g., due to human error).

      Jan 22, 2010 at 8:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • damon459

      what I find so funny is before HIV gay men refused to use condoms and STD’s were rampant what with bathhouses and all now post HIV if someone has sex without a condom even in a long term relationship he’s considered dumb? If he isn’t having sex with you it shouldn’t be any of your business what he does in his bedroom or who he does it with or how they do it period.

      Jan 23, 2010 at 2:44 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Shade

      He’s taking the fight for gay marriage to the Mormons and making sure they can’t slink away from the part they played in eradicating the right too marry in California.

      An meanwhile JoeyB and Cam you have done… what exactly? What have you personally done to fight for marriage equality?

      Jan 23, 2010 at 3:08 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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