David Castillo

David Castillo

At a Glance:

David Castillo has been a Project Contributor since July 2009, has written 14 entries and currently lives in Washington, DC.


David is a writer based in Washington, DC.

He originally hails from Corpus Christi, Texas, but has spent the better part of the last ten years on the east coast. He most recently comes from Columbia, Mo., where he studied journalism at the Missouri School of Journalism.

He covers health issues and focuses on mental health for The Bilerico Project.

When he's not writing or working you can find him at local record stores working to build his vinyl collection or at any of the various music venues in Washington, especially the 9:30 Club.

David Castillo: Recently Filed


Latinos and LGBT Community Working Together on Immigration Reform

Filed by David Castillo | June 18, 2011 | 9:00 AM | comments

A Netroots Nation session on "Immigration Reform Through a Queer Lens" demonstrated the power of bringing minority communities together to work toward common goals. Read More

Freeing Myself from Sexual Repression

Filed by David Castillo | January 19, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

Those moments when we realize that we are always learning are the most humbling and most important for me. I've been out of the closet since I was 22 and it's safe to say that I'm very secure in my...Read More

Americans Can Learn from Africans in the Fight for Sexual Freedom

Filed by David Castillo | September 20, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

Recent polling suggests that Americans are becoming increasingly accepting of same-sex couples and their families. The second poll in as many months shows that. This is a remarkable statistic and is no doubt a result of all the work that...Read More

How I Became a Home Depot Defender

Filed by David Castillo | June 25, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

I'm not usually in the practice of coming to the defense of many coporations, especially a giant retailer like Home Depot, but Media Matters for America's County Fair blog pointed out a World Net Daily report that promoted a homophobic...Read More

President Obama: Uganda Kill-the-Gays Bill 'Odious'

Filed by David Castillo | February 05, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

While President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton addressed the invite-only ticketed National Prayer Breakfast, Americans gathered in cities around the country to protest the event. The American Prayer Hour was organized to protest the involvement of American politicians and...Read More