Dave Singleton is an award-winning writer, editor and 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), The Mandates (Crown) and Behind Every Great Woman (Penguin Perigee). His work has appeared in publications including The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, PBS, Next Avenue,…
CRUSH: Now in Hardcover, Paperback and Audiobook
CRUSH: Writers Reflect on Love, Longing, and the Lasting Power of Their First Celebrity Crush CRUSH (HarperCollins) – in hardcover, audiobook, and paperback – features NEW essays by Roxane Gay, James Franco, Stephen King, Jodi Picoult, Andrew McCarthy, and 34 others, including me. Order here. We’ve gotten great reviews in Kirkus Reviews (a starred review),…
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
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…
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.
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…
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…
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?
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.
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…