Dustin Lance Black Has No Respect For Closeted Actors

Dustin Lance Black certainly has an opinion and not afraid to express it. The 42-year-old Oscar-winning screenwriter reveals to Attitude magazine that he has no ‘respect’ for closeted actors.

When asked about his thoughts on gay actors that lie about their sexuality, Black told the British publication, “I have no respect for someone who lies about their sexuality. At the very least say ‘no comment,’ just keep your personal life personal. But if you’re going to closet yourself, that sends a negative message.”

Dustin also discussed homophobia in Hollywood and much more with the glossy. Check out a couple more quotes below.

On Homophobia In Hollywood

“I’ve never encountered homophobia in casting from the studios or networks, not once, not ever. Where you encounter it is with the agents and the managers, they’re the ones who have an outdated notion of the price an actor might pay if it’s discovered that they’re LGBTQ…often they don’t want to see anything happen that might compromise their investment. I think they cripple their actors because they stunt the star’s ability to be open and honest, and an audience can feel that.”

On Attacks The LGBT Community Faces From Conservative Groups

“We’re in one right now, a worldwide backlash where people are talking about building walls and closing borders instead of understanding and embracing their neighbor. I hope to inspire a new generation to stand up and fight back and protect what we have in a moment of darkness like this.”

For more, head over to Attitude.

His new seven-episode ABC series, When We Rise, premieres on ABC, February 2017.

  • turbo27

    And I have no respect for unattractive older gay guys perving (orginally) on hot divers guys half their age. Though in both cases, who cares? Just leave people alone to do what they want.