ABC plans to air an 8-hour miniseries about the history of homosexual activism, penned by a prominent homosexual political activist.
Homosexual writer and director Dustin Lance Black will write the miniseries. Its timeline will reportedly begin with the 1969 Stonewall Riots, in which a police raid on a gay bar resulted in several nights of violent demonstrations by homosexuals in New York City. The miniseries is expected to air sometime just before the holiday season.
Gay activist Dustin Lance Black will pen the 8-hour miniseries.
Black, 39, has been active in the homosexual advocacy movement since the beginning of his film career. He made his debut as a director and screenwriter with 2000’s The Journey of Jared Price, a gay romance film, followed closely by Something Close to Heaven, a gay coming-of-age short film. The following year, he made a documentary in which he was also a subject called On the Bus, about six homosexual men on a road trip to the Burning Man music festival.