Dustin Lance Black Slams GQ for Taylor Lautner Gay Questions

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When Taylor Lautner covered Australian GQ, the topic of conversation ranged from Abduction to Taylor’s sexuality. Lautner has been spotted around Los Angeles with Oscar winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black and director Gus Van Sant, both of whom are out and proud.

Lautner was asked if either “made a pass” at him over dinner and Taylor responded: “No, definitely not. I think they know I’m straight. But they’re great guys. They’re a lot of fun.”

Well, Black has a response of his own to the author of the article:

“Really Mr. GQ writer? I’m curious, will you be asking all of the handsome actors I’ve ever had the privilege of working with or meeting if I made passes at them as well?” Dusin blogged. “I’d love to be there when you ask Sean Penn that same question. Or, Mr. GQ writer, were you projecting your own unprofessional desires onto me and Gus?”

Dustin Lance Black continued:

“Above and beyond this clear attack on my character, I’m shocked that GQ would allow their writer to lean on the scurrilous, outdated stereotype that gay men are by nature sexual predators. I mean, would you have asked this same question if it were Diablo Cody and Kathryn Bigelow at dinner with Mr. Lautner?”

“Leaning on lies, myths and stereotypes about gay people is hateful, harmful and outdated,” Black concludes. “It’s not the 1950s anymore GQ, it’s 2011 and it’s time to grow up.”

Very well said. We think Dustin makes some great points, do you? Sound off in the comments!