Skip to main content
  1. Life
  2. Relationships
  3. GLBTQ Relationships

Dustin Lance Black-narrated doc '8: The Mormon Proposition' now online

"8: The Mormon Proposition" is now on demand.

The just-released documentary shows some of the hypocrisy of the Mormon Church, which fought Prop 8 in California, and is now involved in fighting same-sex marriage in their own backyard in Utah.

It's as timely as ever, and now available:

8: The Mormon Proposition ( on iTunes and Amazon.

Director Reed Cowan was at first planning on making a documentary about gay teen homelessness and suicide in Utah, but he soon realized how the alienation was entrenched in Mormon ideology.

Witness first-hand from youth about what it's like to grow up gay in the shadow of the Mormon Church, in this time that the "Book of Mormon" stage musical is spoofing the same issue across the country and winning Tony Awards in New York.

But this is no laughing matter, because it shows the power of the Religious Right and how those in the Mormon faith turned their attention to the historic campaign to pass Proposition 8 in California believing that it was the cornerstone of an ideology that has worked for decades “to damage gay people and their causes.”

Dustin Lance Black, Narrator

Dustin Lance Black wrote the Academy Award-winning screenplay for "Milk" (see the story about his speech by clicking here), starring Sean Penn about civil rights champion Harvey Milk. Black won two Writers Guild of America Awards. Black’s work as a writer for HBO’s BIG LOVE garnered a Golden Globe nomination for Best drama, as well as an Emmy nomination.

A powerful up and coming activist for the LGBT movement, Black was the top entry on a list of openly gay influential people in THE ADVOCATE magazine’s top “Forty under 40” issue in July 2009. With Gus Van Sant as his executive producer, currently Black is in production for his next film, WHAT’S WRONG WITH VIRGINIA, which he both wrote and is now directing starring Jennifer Connelly and Ed Harris.

(Lance's first film, has a cameo by this author as the landlord of one of the subjects in his road trip documentary "On the Bus.")




  • Dead babies found
    Seven dead babies were found in Utah resident Megan Huntsman's old home
    Shocking Discovery
  • Kendall Jenner
    Get the Coachella looks: Kendall Jenner’s nose ring, green hair and edgy nails
    Coachella Look
  • Dog's Easter basket
    How to fill your dog’s Easter basket with the perfect toys
    Easter Basket
  • Rabbit owners
    Bringing home the bunny: Important information for rabbit owners
    7 Photos
  • Haunted island
    The world’s most haunted island may soon be the most haunted luxury resort
    Haunted Resort
  • Sunken ferry
    Search continues for missing passengers after a ferry sinks off the South Korean coast
    Sunken Ferry

Related Videos:

  • Californians celebrate Supreme Court ruling
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518137827" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url=""></div>
  • He's the new face of bisexuality
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518006398" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url=""></div>
  • My boyfriend (and I) featured in The New York Times Sunday Magazine
    <div class="video-info" data-id="517561818" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url=""></div>

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about and apply today!