Born in Fresno in 1993, David Nixon was raised for most of his life attending Wesley United Methodist Churchâ€”one of the first reconciling congregations in all of California. Because of this, from an early age he was surrounded by the LGBTQQIA community, shaping him later to be a persistent straight ally of LGBT rights. Upon attending Central High School, David joined the school GSA and regularly participated in civil activism. By his senior year, he became president of the club, and co-taught a workshop about the legal rights of students at the 2011 Expression Not Suppression convention. He now lives in Seaside and attends CSU Monterey Bay, and although he does not affiliate with any formal groups, he continues to combat LGBT discrimination, as well as environmental, human, and animal abuse, though visual art, spoken word, written pieces, and social action. He hopes to attain a degree in human communication with an emphasis in creative writing and social change, eventually leading him to a career as a cultural and global issue columnist.