Resources for the LGBT Community

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...

Why Sexuality Evokes So Strong A Moral Response In Us?

Why Sexuality Evokes So Strong A Moral Response In Us?

Nov 22, 2010

All sexually active people today make decisions about when, where, and with whom they will engage in lovemaking activity. For most individuals, at the bare minimum part of that determination is based on their interpretation of what behaviors are morally suitable, which may be taken from their religious beliefs, upbringing, family of origin, or private selections...

Yes, we should teach gay marriage in schools

The biggest threat used by those who oppose same sex marriage is that children will be taught that same sex marriage is OK. And, OMG maybe even that gay people are OK. That’s exactly what we should teach our kids. We should teach them that there are different people in the world with different lifestyles, different religions and yes, different sexual...