Seasons of Pride
A little bit queer – stories from the LGBTQI Community

Lost in space: Danger LGBT community, danger

by Mark Segal A couple years ago, my friend Jerry Hose was invited to the White House LGBT Pride Reception. Like me, Jerry was at the very first gay Pride march, which we called Christopher Street Gay Liberation Day. It was in commemoration of the Stonewall riots the year before and, like Jerry, I was the[…]


That human journalistic flaw

Mark Segal, PGN publisher, is the nation’s most-award-winning commentator in LGBT media. He can be reached at Vice President Biden’s comments about marriage equality were no surprise to me. Why? The night before the president’s statement on same-sex marriage, I was honored to be the keynote speaker at Drexel University’s gay pride celebration. After[…]

It’s been a big ole gay week!

Obama spoke at HRC, said nice things, which is nice – but seriously – WHEN?  A couple hundred thousand of you Marched on Washington despite Barney Frank’s concern for the grass.  The Prop 8 suit clears its first challenge.  At the very least, LGBT issues are being discussed at the national level! The White House[…]

Tobias Wolff vs Maggie Gallagher

Lou Dobbs hosted law professor Tobias Wolff and the National Organization for Marriage’s Maggie Gallagher to discuss the Obama administration’s recent brief that said it is obligated to defend DOMA but believes that it is discriminatory and should be repealed. “at the end of the day, this is about treating people fairly and equally and[…]

Rome wasn’t built in a day

OK, so maybe Obama isn’t the worst thing to happen to the LGBT community.  Is he moving as fast as we would like?  Nope.  Has there been some major f*@k ups – DOMA, DADT – Absolutely!  But Obama continues to support equality and say the right things (albeit actions speak louder than words) when it[…]

What Would YOU Say To Obama?

We asked, you  told us – David Carrasco at 10:47am June 26 buy me lunch? Daniel Anthony Aguayo at 10:49am June 26 I wish you the best of luck on fixing this busted ass country…. You should kick GWB’s ass Marcelo Martins Quaresma at 10:54am June 26 Daniel Aguayo said what I would say. Rick[…]

Our Fierce Advocate?

Good thing Obama is a fierce advocate, otherwise they be attacking same sex marriages equating them to incest and pedophilia – OH WAIT, the Obama administration is defending DOMA by equating same sex marriages to incest and pedophilia.  Can you image what they’d be saying if Obama wasn’t a fierce advocate for LGBT rights? Visit[…]

Why I Will Not Wait

Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed. Martin Luther King Jr. I was on Facebook debating whether Obama could over turn DADT, if he so chose – and to be clear – he does not so choose! Whether he can or can’t is a debate for legal[…]

Well said . . .

I think Richard Cohen’s editorial in the Washington Post puts it quite succinctly. . . “I can understand Obama’s desire to embrace constituencies that have rejected him. Evangelicals are in that category and Warren is an important evangelical leader with whom, Obama said, ‘we’re not going to agree on every single issue.’ He went on[…]

I supported Hillary and all I got was this lousy t-shirt . . .

I supported Hillary and all I got was this lousy t-shirt . . . Barack Obama, John Edwards and Mrs. Clinton are uniformly in favor of lifting a ban on gays openly serving in the military, but are all opposed to gay marriage. . . Jason Horowitz, The New York Observer So as you start[…]