By Alexandra Sieh
The Rocky Mountain Collegian
At six years old, as Dustin Lance Black watched an older boy play with a newly spray-painted black toy car, he realized he had lost a red one just like it earlier.
The thing was, it wasn’t that his toy had been stolen that stopped his breath. It was the fact that a boy he had a crush on had done that to him.
And in that moment of clarity, Black said he realized something: He was different, and that disparity now made him one of the many bad words his Mormon church and conservative military lifestyle had said.