And No Matter What Everyone Tells You...

The most touching speech of the Oscars came from Dustin Lance Black (best screenwriter Milk)



When I was 14, my best friend asked me to marry him at the eighth grade dance (he denies this, but a girl remembers her first proposal) When I was 28, he told me he was gay.

Four years later, he was fired from his job, and kicked out of his church (both of which he had been with for over 8 years) because he told his boss he was gay. He bravely picked himself up, and started over again. I would like to believe there will come a day, where he is free to love whomever he wants, and marry whomever he wants, and not be judged or fired for that.

I would like to think...

17 comments

  1. It was a very touching moment, for sure.

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  2. I loved his speech and watching him when Sean Penn won was so touching. It was so sweet.

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  3. I loved that speech! Between Sean Penn and himself it was a very eye opening ceremony!

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  4. that was a lovely speech!!

    . . . and so sad, and so true

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  5. My two brother's in law are gay. They often have to live a secret life as a straight men so that they can be employed. They are both Republicans and their gay community does not support this *difference* in them.

    I'm anxious to see this movie!

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  6. It was the best speech. And I lurved Sean Penn's too.

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  7. I hadn't seen that speech. Thank you for posting it. I have tears in my eyes.

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  8. I agree 100% that that was the best speech there was.
    NOw I need to see the movie.

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  9. I didn't watch the Oscars but this was great to watch.

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  10. Thank you for posting this. I missed the Oscars. What a poignant speech.

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  11. I could not agree with you more. Perfect. Period.

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  12. I like to believe that my two boys will grow up to love whomever they choose without fear of hate, bigotry, or scorn.

    This was a beautiful speech, thank you for sharing it more widely.

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  13. Thank you for sharing that, I didn't watch the show and would have missed this seech.

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  14. I don't understand why people feel the need to judge people so harshly simply because they've chosen a different path in life. Whatever happened to "Judge not lest ye be judged".

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  15. Wow kudos to your friend for powering on. I saw the speach above and was very moved by it.

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  16. I loved his speech too. We can hope!!!

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