Resources for the LGBT Community

Same Sex Marriage 2015

Same Sex Marriage 2015

Jan 12, 2015

Why states should be scrambling to legalize same sex marriage in 2015 In 2013, two landmark Supreme Court cases marked significant victories for same-sex marriage in the U.S., entitling same-sex couples to equal federal rights and, in essence, allowing for same sex-marriage in California. Fast forward to 2015. On the first day of the new year, a federal judge...

Not One More

Not One More

Jun 9, 2014

by Alan Martinez Years ago I thought that someday I would have a niece who I would play dolls with and have long talks with about her boyfriends. Instead I got a nephew, Chris, who played take-no-prisoners football and ambidextrous basketball. My brother, Richard Martinez, and I would talk sometimes and wonder “where the hell did that come from?” as...

1973 disruption of the CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite

1973 disruption of the CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite

Jun 5, 2012

Mark Segal, PGN publisher, is the nation’s most-award-winning commentator in LGBT media. He can be reached at mark@epgn.com One of my great blessings is that I have so many friends, so forgive this mass email.  One of the rewards of time is that eventually everything becomes public.  While the 1973 disruption of the CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite,...

My 1969 high-school prom

My 1969 high-school prom

May 10, 2012

Gay Prom Finally by Mark Segal My 1969 high-school prom came 43 years late — last week, actually. Like many people of my generation who knew they were gay in high school — unlike heterosexuals who looked forward to that night — I looked at the prom as a night of dread and oppression. For LGBT people, if we participated, we may have acted a part with a...

Gay Marriage vs. Full LGBT Equality

Gay Marriage vs. Full LGBT Equality

Apr 1, 2012

Marriage vs. full LGBT equality at media summit by Mark Segal Each year for the last three years, The Evelyn and Walter Haas Jr. Fund of San Francisco has held an LGBT blogger and newspaper summit to increase awareness on issues that need focus. The first year, held at the Desmond Tutu Conference Center in New York City, dealt with immigration; the second,...

Israel, the gays and Equality Forum

Israel, the gays and Equality Forum

Mar 16, 2012

by Mark Segal The last couple of years have seen progressive LGBT people taking on issues other than equality, as well as bringing the debate into the community. Israel and the Palestinian cause has been a flashpoint. With Equality Forum in Philadelphia poised to honor Israel this May, several progressive blogs have denounced the organization and suggested...