J. Edgar to 8: Dustin Lance Black's artistic triumphs for gay rights

One of the great historians of our time, Dustin Lance Black is responsible for some great dramatic portrayals of our country's past. Whether his subject is Harvey Milk, J. Edgar Hoover or the California State Supreme Court, Black is painstakingly thorough with his research and masterful with his storytelling. While his themes are consistent and his LGBT rights message clear, Black is consistently fair and empathetic to the real-life characters he portrays. Tonight the Denver Center for the Performing Arts will host a reading of Black's recent play 8, which illustrates what happened in the historic Perry vs Schwarzenegger case concerning California's Proposition 8.

Continue reading for other examples of Black's artistic triumphs for gay rights:

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