At the age of 26, David Bridgeforth is an influential voice in the LGBT community and a renaissance man. As a celebrated public speaker, personal life coach, poet, television & radio personality, Publisher & Editor-In-Chief of a national magazine, noted gay rights activist, and essayist, Mr. Bridgeforth has come a long way since his October 15, 1987 birth, in Voorhees, New Jersey. Growing up in Indianapolis, Indiana and facing the challenges of his mother's near-death battle with HIV, girded him with unshakable faith, immutable tenacity, and a fighting spirit for community & culture.
Barely in his teens David was appointed Student Representative for the Indianapolis Public School System speaking on behalf of over 80,000 students in public forums, and multiple public television specials broadcast throughout the state under the direction of Superintendent Eugene White.
His professional speaking career began at the age of 16, when he caught the attention of Les Brown and was invited to tour nationally with the world-renown communicator.
At the age of 22, Maya Angelou affirmed his status as a poet when, at her North Carolina home, he presented her with a piece specifically written by him to celebrate her 81st birthday. Since then, he's been a much sought after poet, performing his work throughout the country.