Michael Crawford

Michael Crawford

At a Glance:

Michael Crawford has been a Project Contributor since July 2007, has written 526 entries and currently lives in New York, NY.


Michael Crawford has a wide range of experience in political advocacy, new media, and grassroots organizing. He was co-founder and co-chair of D.C. for Marriage, a grassroots group that helped to successfully pass the D.C. marriage bill.

Michael is New Media Director for Freedom to Marry, the leading campaign to win marriage nationwide.

He served as Associate Field Director at Human Rights Campaign specializing in working with state and local advocacy organizations to advance pro-LGBT legislation. As Communications Director at Energy Action Coalition, a coalition of youth and student organizations building a clean energy movement, Michael developed media strategies to tell the stories of young people against man-made global warming. He also served as Online Director for Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington.

He was an organizer of the 2000 Millennium March on Washington for LGBT Equal Rights, which brought together more than 750,000 advocates for LGBT equality.

For his work on the freedom to marry in D.C., he was named as one of The Advocate Magazine's 2009 People of the Year and one of the Washington Blade’s “10 People Who Make Us Proud.”

Michael Crawford: Recently Filed

61 Year Long Engagement

Filed by Michael Crawford | May 04, 2011 | 11:30 AM | comments

Richard Dorr, 83, and, John Mace, 91, are seriously the most adorable couple ever. And, after being together for 61 years, haven't they waited long enough to get married in New York? This video featuring Richard and John is one...Read More

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Gay donors give matching grants to LGBT groups

Filed by Michael Crawford | December 02, 2010 | 3:30 PM | comments

Talk about putting your money where your mouth is: Facebook cofounder Chris Hughes and his partner, Freedom to Marry political director Sean Eldridge, have a made a huge commitment to the nonprofit push for marriage equality nationwide. The couple will...Read More

4 days and counting

Filed by Michael Crawford | October 29, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

Who was it that said the Tea Party doesn't care about social issues such LGBT equality? Whoever it was got it so wrong. Witness Republican senate candidate Sharon Angle's recent comments about marriage: I confess that we are a nation...Read More

A Day with HIV in America

Filed by Michael Crawford | September 03, 2010 | 11:00 AM | comments

What does it mean to live with HIV? That's the question Positively Aware magazine wants you to answer on September 21. The magazine is creating an online photo essay about living with HIV in America. Whether you're HIV positive or...Read More

Kirk Cameron Loves Him Some Bananas

Filed by Michael Crawford | September 03, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

This has got to be one of the unintentionally gayest things ever. It's even curved towards the face... the whole of creation testifies to the genius of God's creative gifts. Via DCDebbie...Read More