Author Jo Becker writes in her new book, Forcing the Spring, that the screenwriter didn’t recall any applause when talking to a room of LGBT donors about the need for full federal LGBT equality. A video obtained by BuzzFeed, however, shows applause interruptions during the speech and a standing ovation by some at the end.
BuzzFeed chief Los Angeles correspondent Kate Aurthur and Legal Editor Chris Geidner discuss the question of the weekend: What’s off limits when it comes to figures like Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, soon-to-be MSNBC host Ronan Farrow, and others? A recurring LGBT question in a new year.
The pair had been spotted together previously, although neither has confirmed the relationship.
“I am only as strong as you,” he told supporters. After landslide Democratic victory, the out gay community organizer will take the seat held by Christine Quinn.
Director Rob Reiner says he still plans on directing a feature film version of Dustin Lance Black’s play 8.
The Milk writer won a Best Original Screenplay Oscar last night with a very moving speech. I hadn’t realized he was raised a Mormon, which made the Prop 8 section all the more touching. Dustin Lance Black 1, Mormons 0. (Actually, more like DLB 1, Mormons 50, but that doesn’t feel very celebratory.)
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