David France is an American investigative reporter, non-fiction author, and filmmaker. He is a former Newsweek senior editor, and has published in New York magazine, The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, GQ, and others. France, who is gay, is best known for his investigative journalism on LGBTQ topics.
In June 2007, France appeared on The Colbert Report to discuss the scientific basis that homosexuality is genetic. In 2017, he appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers to discuss his film about gay liberation activist Marsha P. Johnson.
Awards and recognition
In 2019 he was awarded a MacDowell Fellowship from the MacDowell Colony and the Calderwood Journalism Fellowship for 2019, in support of long-form journalism.
In June 2020, in honor of the 50th anniversary of the first LGBTQ Pride parade, Queerty named him among the fifty heroes "leading the nation toward equality, acceptance, and dignity for all people".