David Badash

David Badash

At a Glance:

David Badash has been a Project Contributor since July 2009, has written 14 entries and currently lives in New York, NY.


On the Internet since blogs were called journals and AOL charged by the hour, David Badash writes about politics in general and gay rights in particular. His writings focus on issues that are decisive and challenging to our lives and lifestyles, and to this country.

Like millions of other gay Americans, he found himself outraged on November 4, 2008, when California passed Proposition 8, ending a basic human right, the right to love another person, to be accepted by another person and the law. Compelled to make change, fight for equality, and combat ignorance, days later he created The New Civil Rights Movement: A Journal of News & Opinion On Gay Marriage & Gay Rights.

A dyed-in-the-wool retailer for a quarter century, David managed several multi-million dollar businesses the same way he now focuses his career as a writer and activist: people first.

David grew up in Connecticut, and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Parsons School of Design. He lives in Manhattan's Hell's Kitchen, in a studio apartment with a great view and a great Black Lab puppy named Text.

David Badash: Recently Filed

Ricky Martin's Coming Out. "Congratulations!" Or, "What Took So Long?"

Filed by David Badash | March 30, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

Yesterday on my own blog, I wrote, "Ricky Martin Comes Out: 'I Am Homosexual.' In Other News, The Earth Is Round." The title itself got a lot of guffaws on Twitter and Facebook. But at the end of the piece...Read More

In CPAC's Conservative Circus, Are Gays The High-Wire Act?

Filed by David Badash | February 24, 2010 | 11:00 AM | comments

Last week was the perfect storm of Conservative carnival cacophony. "Ladies and Gentlemen, Children of All Ages...." should have been the rallying cry, starting on Valentine's Day, when homophobe Tucker Carlson did a spot with Clayton Morris of "Fox And...Read More

"Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Suspended - During Gulf War

Filed by David Badash | February 09, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is our nation's highest ranking military officer, and the principal military adviser to the President, the National Security Council, and the Secretary of Defense. This country has long had a ban on...Read More

Support The Military! Unless They Support Gays Serving In The Military

Filed by David Badash | February 05, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

It's rather ironic, if you think about it. The one politically untouchable segment of our country is the military. Presidents and Senators often say they will "defer to the military leaders on the ground" in matters large and small. President...Read More

Now That Corporations Are People, Can They Marry Each Other? What If They're Gay?

Filed by David Badash | January 22, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

You cannot help but feel amused/perplexed/incredulous/angered/frustrated/ready-to-pack-your-bags-and-move-to-another-country by events the past week in America. After the "stunning upset" Republican Scott Brown (I like to remind him he is a Republican; he seems not to want to tell anyone) pulled off on...Read More