Monday, February 23, 2009

Gayness at the Oscars

Dustin Lance Black's acceptance speech for Best Original Screen Play for MILK, included a shout out to LGBT youth.


Sean Penn's acceptance speech for Best Actor included a plea for equality and pointed the finger against those who voted for proposition 8.

5 comments:

T. R Xands said...

I liked Black's speech but I have to say I just looooved Sean Penn's. He went up there and basically told everyone that voted yes on Prop 8 to go sit in a corner and think about it. And I just love shaming (the right people that is) so I was glad...it took the sting out of the Dark Knight not really getting anything ~_~

Queers United said...

shame shame shame, gotta love that he said that. I wish he did wear a white knot though, but he def made up for it with his speech. wooohoo, shout outs for marriage equality and LGBT youth, take that right-wingers lol.

Stacey said...

Both of these speeches made me cry and feel so happy at the same time. I love that Sean Penn, a "macho" straight man, is asking for the tolerance, love and acceptance for the LGBT community. He was so great as Harvey Milk (he really became him). My friends and I cheered when DLB and SP were announced as winners.

Laurie said...

I am so very glad that Dustin Lance Black's
mother loved him for who he is....THAT MY
FRIENDS IS A TRUE MOM...Oh how I wish
that ALL lgbt children had acceptance for
who they are...

Sean Penn is an amazing man...Forget about
what happened in his past...He is just
so amazing...


CHEERS TO THE LATE GREAT HARVEY MILK!!!!
And to ALL the people who support LGBT
rights and love them no matter what!

bridgeout said...

Thank you for posting this! i did not get to watch the Oscars... but am so glad that I was able to see this here. WOW!

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