Black will be honored at the Writers Guild Awards West Coast ceremony on Feb. 11 at the Beverly Hilton.
“Dustin Lance Black is the embodiment of the Valentine Davies Award. A tireless advocate for the cause of Lgbtq+ rights, his accomplishments in that arena have been truly profound,” said WGA West president David A. Goodman. “The Board of Directors of the Wgaw considers it our honor to give him this award.”
Black earned an Academy Award, a Writers Guild Award, the Wgaw’s Paul Selvin Award, and the Pen Center USA’s Literary Award for the “Milk” script. He is also a founding board member of the American Foundation for Equal Rights (Afer), which successfully led the federal cases for marriage equality in California