"I heard the story of Harvey Milk and it gave me hope. It gave me the hope to live my life openly as who I am, and that one day I could even fall in love and get married.
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 would 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.
Thank you and thank you God for giving us Harvey Milk."– dustin lance black
accepting the 2009 academy award
for best original screenplay for "milk"
Sunday, February 22, 2009
quote of the day
posted at 11:59 AM