May 13, 2010 at 09:30 AM EDT

Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black (Milk) is the latest celeb to criticize Newsweek‘s controversial “Straight Jacket” article. Published last month, the opinion piece by writer Ramin Setoodeh says that openly homosexual actors can never be convincing in heterosexual roles, singling out Sean Hayes in Broadway’s Promises, Promises and Jonathan Groff on Glee. In an essay co-written for The Hollywood Reporter with GLAAD president Jarrett Barrios, Black calls the essay “baseless,” and says, “We’d all have been better off leaving Setoodeh’s tortured thoughts on his therapist’s couch.”

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