Sunday, February 22, 2009

Quote of the week: Dustin Lance Black

Accepting the Best Original Screenplay Oscar for MILK:
"When I was 13 years old my beautiful mother and my father moved me from a conservative Mormon home in San Antonio, Texas to California, and I heard the story of Harvey Milk. And it gave me hope. It gave me the hope to live my life. It gave me the hope that one day I could live my life openly as who I am, and that maybe even I could fall in love and one day get married. (pause) I want to thank my Mom, who has always loved me for who I am, even when there was pressure not to. But most of all, if Harvey had not been taken from us 30 years ago I think he'd want me to say to all of the gay and lesbian kids out there tonight 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 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."

1 comment:

HiRize said...

the only part of the show I saw, glad I caught it.