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Young Leader and Esteem Award Winner David Bridgeforth

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Joining co-hosts Terry Boi, Ina and Michelle on “Can We Talk for REAL” Blog Talk Radio Wednesday, June 25th will be another Outstanding Youth Leader and Esteem Award Winner David Bridgeforth an influential voice in the LGBT community and a renaissance man. Celebrated public speaker, personal life coach, poet, television personality, Publisher and Editor-In-Chief of a national magazine, noted gay rights activist, and essayist, Mr. Bridgeforth has come a long way in a very short time since his October 15, 1987 birth, in Voorhees, New Jersey. 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. Then at 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. When in college David opened up publicly about his sexuality and began doing grass roots work in Indianapolis’ LGBT community, assuming the position of Entertainment and Events Chairman for the state's annual Black Pride celebration and conducting safe sex and HIV/AIDS awareness promotional campaigns for Brothers United Indianapolis. Now David Bridgeforth is the highly acclaimed and nationally distributed DBQ Magazine, for which he serves as Publisher and Editor-In-Chief won the coveted Media Award from the Indiana Minority Aids Coalition (IMAC). Mr. Bridgeforth is also the youngest individual ever inducted into the International Federation of Black Pride's "Black LGBT Hall of Fame”.

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