Dustin Lance Black gave an interview in which he publicly denounced Theresa May’s DUP deal.
The Oscar-winning screen writer and husband to Tom Daley sat down for an interview with UK’s Channel 5 News last week and wasted no time laying into the Prime Minister Theresa May’s £1bn deal with the rabidly homophobic DUP (Democratic Unionist Party).
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When Black, who was interview ahead of London Pride at the weekend, was asked by the interview whether the it made him angry hearing the DUP’s “Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve” rhetoric, he said: “It really upsets me when someone – and this is starting to become an individual –s so hungry for power that they will sell out an entire people that they supposedly represent, I think that’s disgusting.’
“And I’m saying that about the Prime Minister right now,” he added.
“Making that deal with the DUP – [which] does not respect gay and lesbian, bisexual and transgender people equally – that is disgusting. It’s disgusting because it’s hurtful and it’s harmful. It crushes self-esteem, it crushes lives. And some lives are literally at stake. In the name of power, a prime minister has made a deal to hold onto it. It’s very, very sad.”
A video message by Theresa May wishing the revellers at London Pride a “wonderful” time was roundly booed when it was played during the event.
Conversely, London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s speech was well received. “You may have done a deal with the DUP,” Khan said, addressing May’s Conservative Party, “but there will be no backtracking on LGBT+ rights. There will be no backtracking on women’s rights.”
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