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And Then I Danced free pdf "[A] swiftly written debut memoir...[Segal] vividly describes his firsthand experience as a teenager inside the Stonewall bar during the historic riots, his participation with the Gay Liberation Front, and amusing encounters with Elton John and Patti LaBelle....A jovial yet passionately delivered self-portrait inspiring awareness about LGBT history from one of the movement's true pioneers."--"Kirkus Reviews" "With great verve and spirit, Segal has rendered a lively and dramatic memoir of the early days of the gay rights struggle- the infighting over strategies and objectives- the long, hard road of progress- and a look at the challenges still ahead."--"Booklist" "The reader can clearly see how Segal's fearless determination, cheerful tenacity, and refusal to attack his opponents made him a power broker in Philadelphia and a leading advocate on the national level. Segal fills his book with worthy stories...funny anecdotes and heart."--"Publishers Weekly" "The stories are interesting, unexpected, and witty."--"Library Journal" "Activist Mark Segal who was present at Stonewall and later went on to found the Philadelphia Gay News was a featured judge at Miss'd America and the recipient of a lifetime achievement award the night of the pageant. In his new Memoir "And Then I Danced: Traveling the Road to LGBT Equality," he writes about how he was kicked off a television show in the 1970s called "Summertime on the Pier" because he was dancing with another man, but four decades later, he cut a rug with his husband Jason Villemez while the Marine Corps Band played Barbra Streisand at the White House's first ever Gay Pride reception hosted by President Obama."--"Huffington Post" "A conversational, nicely constructed combination autobiography and history lesson that recounts Segal's contribution to LGBT activism, from his early days as a member of the Gay Liberation Front in New York to his stewardship of a successful weekly newspaper."--"Philadelphia Inquirer" "Segal s writing style is engrossing and never ponderous...."And Then I Danced" is highly recommended for all LGBT history collections and especially for readers with interest in Pennsylvania/Philadelphia politics."--ALA s GLBT Round Table "Mark Segal made national news on December 11, 1973 when he interrupted a live broadcast of the "CBS Evening News" by yelling 'Gays protest CBS prejudice!' at none other than Walter Cronkite. He was wrestled to the floor on live national television, an incident often credited as the beginning of the end of LGBTQ invisibility. In his new memoir, Segal looks back on that defining moment in history, as well as the many battles that followed."--"Queerty" "Mark Segal is one of the major actors in the struggle for LGBT equality in the U.S....A life as eventful as Segal s demands that a book be written about it."--"South Florida Gay News" On December 11, 1973, Mark Segal disrupted a live broadcast of the "CBS Evening News" when he sat on the desk directly between the camera and news anchor Walter Cronkite, yelling, "Gays protest CBS prejudice!" He was wrestled to the studio floor by the stagehands on live national television, thus ending LGBT invisibility. But this one victory left many more battles to fight, and creativity was required to find a way to challenge stereotypes surrounding the LGBT community. Mark Segal's job, as he saw it, was to show the nation who gay people are: our sons, daughters, fathers, and mothers. Because of activists like Mark Segal, whose life work is dramatically detailed in this poignant and important memoir, today there are openly LGBT people working in the White House and throughout corporate America. An entire community of gay world citizens is now finding the voice that they need to become visible."

About Mark Segal

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 Gay Newspaper Guild. Segal was recently inducted into the National Lesbian

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Author : Mark Segal
Publisher : Akashic Books,U.S.
Data Published : 06 October 2015
ISBN : 1617754102
EAN : 9781617754104
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 400 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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