Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Acceptance Speech by Milk Author

Dustin Lance, who wrote the screenplay for Milk, won the Oscar Sunday night for best original screenplay. This article links to the video and text of his speech, which I found very moving. Here's part of it:

"If Harvey Milk were alive today, I think he’d want me to say to all of the gay and lesbian children out there who have been told that they are less than by their churches or by the government or by their families that you are beautiful, wonderful creatures who have value. No matter what anybody tells you, God does love you and that very soon you will have equal rights federally across this great nation of ours.”

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