Speaker Profile

David Topping

David Topping
Director of Advocacy & Civic Engagement
Equality Federation

David Topping (she/they) is the Director of Advocacy and Civic Engagement at the Equality Federation, the movement builder and strategic partner to state-based organizations advocating for LGBTQ people. David works with state-based LGBTQ organizations to craft smart, effective legislative and electoral campaigns that build political power and allow supporters to take action in their communities. They were the Field Director for the historic winning Yes on 3 campaign in Massachusetts, supervising a department of over 60 full time and part time organizers and canvassers. David previously led programs in Michigan, Florida, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Texas, and Illinois. Their work in Massachusetts was a groundbreaking success, building the leadership of transgender people, having more than 100,000 conversations with voters, and ultimately winning the first statewide referendum on transgender rights in the nation. David is currently based near Detroit, MI.