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Oscar-Winner & Human Rights Advocate Dustin Lance Black SLAMS His Alma Mater For Shameful LGBT Double Standards! Read His Open Letter HERE!

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Ugh!!! This is one super disappointing story!

Dustin Lance Black is a hero within the LGBT community.

Not only has he won an Oscar for writing Milk and helped to overturn Prop 8 with his hard work and dedication, but the dude is also banging Tom Daley and that's pretty clean shaven AMAZEBALLZ!!

Unfortunately, not everyone agrees with Dustin's lifestyle choices!

See, Dustin was originally invited to give a commencement address at Pasadena City College this spring — it's the same community college he went to himself — but all of that has gone to hell!

They reneged on their offer once they found out about sex pics of Dustin that have been floating around the internet since 2009.

The man has given speeches at Harvard, at USC, and at UCLA since that scandal erupted, but only PCC had the nerve to stop him from speaking. That PISSED Dustin off.

So, instead of addressing the community college's students on graduation day, the screenwriter penned them an open letter instead.

Dustin stated:

"I did nothing wrong and I refuse to be shamed for this any longer."

Preach on, brother! They should be ashamed for how they're treating you!

Dustin explained why there are sex pictures of him floating around the internets and why he is actually the victim. He confessed:

"In 2009 a group of people surreptitiously lifted images from my ex’s computer and shopped them around to gossip sites in a money making scheme… They were photos of me with a man I cared for, a man who shared my Mormon background, and who was also struggling with who he was versus where he came from. And yes, we were doing what gay men do when they love and trust each other, we were having sex… I have sex. It brings me joy, fosters intimacy and helps love grow. I hope anyone reading this can say the same for themselves and for their parents… In 2010 I took the perpetrators of this theft to Federal court and Judge R. Gary Klausner ruled unequivocally that the defendants had indeed broken the law… I am the victim of this “scandal,” not the perpetrator."

Dustin views this as a double standard, he thinks "they are casting a shadow over all LGBT students at PCC."

We can't help but agree. Sadzies.

Read the entire letter (below):

In 1992 my parents lost their jobs in the months leading up to my leaving for college. We could no longer afford the University I was accepted at, so I turned to the Community College system and Pasadena City College. I enrolled in honors courses, worked two jobs to pay rent, and still found time to tutor both math and ESL at PCC. My mother taught me there is nothing more meaningful than serving your fellow man. It was a proud day when she watched me walk at PCC’s graduation with an AA Degree, an honors tassel, and a Dean’s scholarship.

November of last year, I received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the Community College League of CA. In the presentation, my film work, Academy Award, WGA, and Spirit Awards were all mentioned, but the accomplishment I was most proud of was my half-decade of work with AFER to strike down Prop 8 at the Supreme Court last summer and bring equality back to California.

After my acceptance speech, I was approached by PCC Administrators and asked to speak at my old campus. A few months later, I received an invitation asking that I be PCC’s 2014 Commencement speaker. I confirmed the invitation, booked the international flights to get back to Southern California, canceled work, and turned down paid invitations. This invitation was that meaningful to me.

This morning, I woke up to the headline that I have been disinvited to speak at my Alma Mater. The reasoning: That I was involved in a “scandal” in 2009 regarding extremely personal photographs that were put up on Internet gossip sites of me and my ex-boyfriend.

For too long now I’ve sat silent on this issue. That ends here and now and with this sentence: I did nothing wrong and I refuse to be shamed for this any longer.

In 2009 a group of people surreptitiously lifted images from my ex’s computer and shopped them around to gossip sites in a money making scheme. These were old images from a far simpler time in my life, a time before digital camera phones and Internet scandals. They were photos of me with a man I cared for, a man who shared my Mormon background, and who was also struggling with who he was versus where he came from. And yes, we were doing what gay men do when they love and trust each other, we were having sex. I have never lied about my sexuality. If you invade my privacy, this is what you will find. I have sex. It brings me joy, fosters intimacy and helps love grow. I hope anyone reading this can say the same for themselves and for their parents.

In 2010 I took the perpetrators of this theft to Federal court and Judge R. Gary Klausner ruled unequivocally that the defendants had indeed broken the law. The details of this case are readily available for anyone to read — including PCC’s leadership and Board of Trustees.

In the eyes of anyone who has seen the devastating effects this trespass has had on me personally, creatively and professionally over these many years, in the eyes of my mother and friends who have held me as I’ve cried, and under the blind scrutiny of the law of this land, I am the victim of this “scandal,” not the perpetrator.

With this cruel act, PCC’s Administration is punishing the victim. And I ask you this: If I was a heterosexual man or woman with this same painful injury in my past, would PCC’s Administration still be rescinding such an honor?

Over these past five years, I have spoken at over 40 major universities including Harvard’s Kennedy School, Penn, UCLA, USC, and recently spoke at UCLA’s School of Theatre, Film and Television graduation. I’ve been the featured speaker at NASPA (Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education Conference), NACA (National Association for Student Activities), HRC’s National Gala, spoken to over 200,000 on the steps of the U.S. Capitol at the March on Washington, walked up the steps of the Supreme Court to help win a fight for my people and been honored for my work for equality on the floor of the California House of Representatives. Never once, at any of these events has this issue ever come up. Not once. Not in the press. Not with the students. Not ever.

In fact, PCC is now only the second institution to ever blame me for what happened in 2009. The first was Hope College in Michigan whose Dean pro-actively made a statement openly admitting he did not want a pro-LGBT message on his campus. It seems to me that same animus is at play here now.

I congratulate all of the 2014 graduates. I had hoped to share the story of how I turned my Community College education at PCC into a fruitful career. I had hoped to share the message that each and every one of you is capable of the same. But now I must ask you to do something for me: speak out.

As PCC Administrators attempt to shame me, they are casting a shadow over all LGBT students at PCC. They are sending the message that LGBT students are to be held to a different standard, that there is something inherently shameful about who we are and how we love, and that no matter what we accomplish in our lives, we will never be worthy of PCC’s praise.

While I deal with the legal and financial ramifications of this injury, I urge you not to let PCC’s Administrators get away with sending such a harmful message. If there’s one thing I’ve learned in the struggle for equality it is that when you are stung by injustice, you must find your pride and raise your voice. If you are outraged like I am, you must show it. You must speak truth to fear and prejudice and shed light where there is ignorance. Now is that time at PCC.

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7 comments to “Oscar-Winner & Human Rights Advocate Dustin Lance Black SLAMS His Alma Mater For Shameful LGBT Double Standards! Read His Open Letter HERE!”



  1. 1

    Yes, this is the guy, that YOU Perez humilliated publicly by posting private pics of him having sex.



  2. 2

    Dustin - ANBODY that has pics like that floating around would feel shame- ANYBODY. This guy has no shame , He's like that politician Weiner from New york



  3. 3

    What a role model-seems like a self absorbed ahole that has never been wrong in his life.

  4. Hharvey says – reply to this


    4

    Perez Hilton was the leader in distributing the photos and trying to humiliate DLB and his bf. Perez refused to take the pics down and was bullying the hell out of DLB. The gays and LGBT community tried to destroy him first.



  5. 5

    Kind of a wordy fellow.

  6. Jess says – reply to this


    6

    SHAME ON YOU, PEREZ. YOU are the one that splayed the sex pics out out this very site. You say that you are kinder, but you are still the same SELF-LOATHING HOMOSEXUAL you've always been, out to hurt any and all. Except now you're rich.

  7. howard says – reply to this


    7

    wow. that's REALLY gay.