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Dustin Lance Black

Also Known As: Dustin

Dustin Lance Black
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Date of Birth: June 10, 1974
Height: 5'11"
Hometown: Sacramento, California, United States
In a Relationship With:
Tom Daley
Best Quotes:

If Harvey [Milk] had not been taken from us 30 years ago, I think he would want me to say to all the gay and lesbian kids out there tonight who have been told they are less than by the churches, by the government, 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.

I'm always interested in getting to know people, and that means vilified people as much as those celebrated. You find out that heroes aren't always so heroic, and villains have some bit of humanity in them.

Unlike other cultures that might suffer from their trauma, in the South, we celebrate our trauma. We share our trauma. In fact, we're more defined by how we react to it and the dreams we have on the other side of it. It's sort of this aspirational culture, where the more you pretend you're rising above, the better. How do we survive? We survive by dreaming. And who are the best dreamers? Mormons.

Bio:
Dustin Lance Black (born in Sacramento, California on June 10, 1974) is an Academy Award winning screenwriter. He started out writing short films liek Somtething Close to Heaven, but quickly moved forward. In 2008, he rose to fame when writing the story and screenplay for Pedro, then writing the screenplay for Milk, which earned him both an Academy Award and Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay. In 2011, he also wrote J. Edgar.

Best Known For:
Dustin Lance Black is best known for writing the screenplay for Milk.

Personal Life:
Dustin Lance Black is openly gay and rumored to be dating 19-year-old swimmer Tom Daley, who came out on Dec. 2.