Oscars: 10 Winners And Presenters Who Dedicated Their Speeches To A Cause

The best original screenplay winner for Milk brought attention to the measure Prop 8, which passed and banned marriage between gay and lesbian couples. Dustin Lance Black explained how the life story of gay rights activist and politician Harvey Milk gave him hope when he was a teenager that he would be able to live openly and get married. Black said, “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 they are less-than by their churches, or by the government, or by their families, that you are beautiful, wonderful creatures of value.” He concluded with a the promise that “you will have equal rights federally across this great nation of ours.”

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