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Café Conversation: Mark Segal on LGBT Activism

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 6 pm

Join Mark Segal, journalist, LGBT advocate, and Philadelphia Gay News founder, as he discusses his recent memoir, And Then I Danced: Traveling the Road to LGBT Equality.

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Mark Segal has established a reputation as the dean of American gay journalism over the past five decades. From the Stonewall demonstrations in 1969 to founding the Philadelphia Gay News in 1975, along with his more recent forays into TV and politics, his proven commitment as a tireless LGBT advocate has made him a force to be reckoned with. Respected by his peers for pioneering the idea of local LGBT newspapers, he is one of the founders and former president of both the National Gay Press Association and the National GayNewspaper Guild. Segal was recently inducted into the National Lesbian & Gay Journalist Association’s Hall of Fame and was appointed a member of the Comcast/NBCUniversal Joint Diversity Board, where he advises the entertainment giant on LGBT issues. He is also president of the dmhFund, through which he builds affordable LGBT friendly housing for seniors. He lives in Philadelphia.

Click here to listen to Mark Segal on his memoir and being gay in Philadelphia with 6abc Inside Story.

Event type:Books & Writers, Lectures & Discussions