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Dustin Lance Black Slams His Alma Mater for Shaming Him

Dustin Lance Black Slams His Alma Mater for Shaming Him

Dustin Lance Black is hitting back at his alma mater, Pasadena City College, after the school disinvited him from speaking at this year’s graduation.

The 39-year-old filmmaker was previously asked to be the commencement speaker, but the school changed its mind citing the nude photographs of Dustin and a former boyfriend that were leaked back in 2009.

“With the porno professor and the sex scandals we’ve had on campus this last year, it just didn’t seem like the right time for Mr. Black to be the speaker,” Board President Anthony Fellow said.

In his letter, Dustin says “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,” Dustin added. “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.”

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  • groundcontrol

    Good for him for standing up for himself. I can’t imagine how difficult it was for him growing up in that environment. Silence in the face of ignorance and hate is not a virtue.

  • Red Head

    Now THIS is how you stand up for yourself. Proud & Loud.

  • jamie

    Omg he’s soo brave…for taking it up the butt.

  • Red Head

    @jamie: And for having to deal with buttplugs like you every day.

  • Elle

    I’m happy he said something. People need to stop acting like people don’t have sex. Especially with their significant other.

  • Good

    Good for him!! Finally someone NOT apologizing for nudity like all these other idiots and guess what? He’s still around B*tchies!!

  • selena

    Good for him for not apologising and hiding. Having sex is not a crime, and taking pictures with your boyfriend while having sex is not either. Taking those pictures and publishing them online without consent is a crime. Get over it, people.

  • Nathan

    He starred in a porno-its gross-he should be ashamed. and he’s phucking a child. Own your shit, man!

  • Nathan

    but he filmed himself getting banged-its gross. and now he’s screwing a child twenty years younger than himself-how do two bottoms have sex anyway? guess we’ll have to wait for the next tape …

  • Red Head

    @Nathan: Poor Nathan. You sound like a woman scorned. Did he ditch you for someone younger and sweeter?

  • Lois

    The only problem with this letter, is trying to make the disinvite a homophobic one.
    I wont judge Lance for the sex photos but please consider the latest backlash (dating Tom’s), i am sorry, every respectable organisation will think twice before inviting him to address the ‘youth’.

  • brenda

    Oh please Lois he did not get disinvited for dating Tom. It was cause of the pictures. And other then initial press there has been no lasting so called backlash about his relationship. They are two consenting adults. Maybe Pcc should have done their homework before inviting him. He’s still been doing speeches since dating Tom so that doesn’t wash.

  • Lois

    The only thing PCC can do is, pay Black for his expenses and (if they like) write a public apology.
    Mr.Black, this is an unfortunate situation, but you have to live with it…and deal with it.
    Lets hope Black gets more speaking engagement after this…

  • M.M.

    Just read Dustin Lance Black will be called as a witness for the prosecution against Bryan Singer and company.