David Mixner has been involved in public life creating policy and as an activist and writer for over forty years. He has had two best selling books Stranger Among Friends and Brave Journeys published by Bantam Books. His screenplay with Richard Burns, Dunes of Overveen, won the Outfest Screen Writing Award in 2001. In addition he has written the screenplay Fire In The Soul with Dennis Bailey. He is currently writing the stage drama Jacob's Dilemma with Bailey. As an openly gay man, he has been an activist for human rights for decades and is a well know opponent of both the Vietnam and Iraq Wars.