Cool Dad Job: Writer
Latest Cool Dad Achievement: Releasing his memoir, Mama’s Boy, about growing up gay and Mormon in Texas.
Most famous for screenwriting Milk and Big Love, Black led the fight on overturning Prop 8 and legalizing gay marriage federally. Then he moved to England and married Tom Daley, the famously attractive and charming British Olympic diver. Black keeps his oar in as both a writer (his book is terrific) and an activist, but he’s also spending more time with his family these days. He gets parenting advice from Ron Howard and refuses to get a babysitter. Solid stuff.