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Dave Singleton is an award-winning writer, editor and multimedia communicator. He is the author of three nonfiction books, including CRUSH: Writers Reflect on Love, Longing and the Lasting Power of Their First Celebrity Crush (Harper Collins, April 2016), The Mandates (Crown, 2004) and Behind Every Great Woman (Penguin Perigee, 2005). His work has appeared in publications including The Washington ...

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Stonewall 50: Still Making Our Place

My essay Stonewall at 50: Still Making Our Place was published on June 28, 2019, the 50th anniversary of the start of the Stonewall Riots. I like thinking of it that way since the uprising and movement that started that day hasn’t stopped since. I explore LGBT progress and where we’re headed. I took this photo ...

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My Brother’s Lung Transplant and the Myth of Individual Healthcare Coverage

My new essay in the Scoundrel Time literary journal. It's about my brother's recent lung transplant, his experience with the ACA, what it was like for us and why healthcare coverage is never just for an individual.

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Does it Get Better for LGBT Seniors?

Does it Get Better for LGBT 🏳️‍🌈 Seniors? In this article, I explore LGBT senior services and housing options for this at-risk community. How can we make sure nobody takes a backward step into a senior living closet?  

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The Wrong Side of History: My Uncle’s Supreme Court Stand Against Interracial Marriage

My Salon essay was published on the 50th anniversary of Loving v. Virginia, the iconic Supreme Court case that struck down the ban on interracial marriage. I was surprised to find out I have a very personal connection to it.

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CRUSH: Now in Hardcover, Paperback and Audiobook

CRUSH: Writers Reflect on Love, Longing, and the Lasting Power of Their First Celebrity Crush CRUSH (HarperCollins) launched in April 2016 with a hardcover and audiobook.  The paperback came out February 2017.  With NEW essays by James Franco, Stephen King, Jodi Picoult, Andrew McCarthy, and 34 others, including me. Order here. We’ve gotten great reviews in Kirkus Reviews ...

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Calm-Downers, Resisters, and Bags by the Door

My essay Calm-Downers, Resisters, and Bags by the Door. Sparked by a post-election day conversation about politics and protests. How do you stay engaged and zen at the same time? It's in the premier issue of Scoundrel Time, a literary journal where artists & writers resist threats to freedom through creative works.  I am a ...

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I Think I Love Him

I Think I Love Him is an excerpt from my book CRUSH: Writers Reflect on Love, Longing, and the Lasting Power of Their First Celebrity Crush (Harper Collins, 2016).    

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10 Reasons to Feel Hope About Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease and good news? Somehow, these two terms don’t fit. In 2016 alone, Alzheimer’s and other related dementias cost America an estimated $236 billion. While that figure is staggering, the real cost to families and caregivers is immeasurable. After looking into 2016 research findings, initiatives and information on treatment and prevention, I was heartened by ...

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Healthy Enough to Run the Country?

How should we evaluate presidential candidates?  In the wake of Clinton, Sanders and Trump, the oldest candidates in history, my report Healthy Enough to Run the Country? explores the role age still plays in our decisions? But more than focusing on age and physical condition, should we seriously evaluate a candidate's mental health?  What have ...

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Caring for Our Wounded Warriors

“I thought I was going to spend the next few years dreaming about retirement, not taking care of my injured son.” So said a woman in her early fifties to me at a party several years ago, as she described her life as a new, full-time caregiver. Returning from a tour of duty in Afghanistan after ...

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The Lost Generation: The 30th Anniversary of AIDS in Washington. An Oral History and Timeline

Washingtonian published my oral history and memoir in 2011, thirty years after the first AIDS cases were identified. I interviewed dozens of Washingtonians to reflect on what the early years of the epidemic were like, the toll the disease has taken, and why there’s an ongoing crisis in DC.  This feature includes an oral history with ...

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The Stonewall Riots 40th Anniversary

In 2009, I wrote and produced a twenty-two part, award-winning* multimedia series on the Stonewall Riots' 40th Anniversary for AARP Media.  Coverage included writing a timeline of major events since 1958 and 10 articles, including a 1st person essay entitled Seven Years Old in 1969, a news account, a report on the legacy of gay ...

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Technology, Dating and You

The latest technology trends that are supposed to make life easier for us can add layers of complication to your dating life. Why? Technology opens the Pandora’s box of modern romance. Once you start texting, Internet stalking, and friending dates, you’ve opened the box, and there’s no turning back. We are supposed to manage technology; ...

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Finding Pride and Home: The State of LGBT Housing

I'm honored to win my second National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association Excellence in Online Journalism Award for my report, Finding Pride and Home: A Look at Housing for Older LGBT Adults, and to be one of Huffington Post's Best Journalists Covering LGBT Issues, too. Moving to an assisted living home should never mean stepping ...

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The author with his mother, Jan Horner, at her 80th birthday party

Love You Bushels: A Memoir of Mom

"In my hall closet, behind the vacuum cleaner and under a pile of books, I found the box of greeting cards."  Like many friends my age, I’m looking for ways to latch onto memories while my parent is still here. There in an old, forgotten boxes of greeting cards was a narrative I hadn't pieced ...

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Three Short Essays on Celebrity

1. Why Do Celebrities Play Such A Big Part In Our Imagination? I have a theory that celebrities are just characters in my head. At any moment driving to work or walking down the street, I think about the people in my life. The ones I know glide alongside the celebrities in a constant, mental kaleidoscope. In ...

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Dating 101 for Boomer Women

When it comes to dating & relationships, I write for all ages, sexes, orientations, and...just about every type that comes to mind...getting the latest from experts, interviewing people about their experiences, offering my own thoughts, and bringing the latest research and trends to the fore.  This is a piece I wrote specifically for women in ...

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Cooking Up Father’s Day Traditions

I wonder how many chefs were inspired by their own fathers’ passion for food? Chef and Dublin native Cathal Armstrong (pronounced with silent “t”) fits the bill.  In fact, he has his cooking enthusiast dad to thank for getting him into the food business.  “I never thought I’d do for a living what my father ...

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