LGBT Pioneer Launches Three-City Book Tour Oct 6-8

Mark Segal’s “And Then We Danced” Previews in NY, Philadelphia and DC

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–LGBT Pioneer Mark Segal will release his long-anticipated memoir, AND
THEN WE DANCED (Akashic/Open Lens, October 6, 2015) with a three-city
book launch to celebrate LGBT History Month.

New York City – Tuesday October 6th, 2015
30 Rockefeller Center, Room 11A
New York, NY 10112

Last time Mark was in 30 Rock he was arrested and taken out in
handcuffs after disrupting the live broadcast of The Today Show to end
LGBT invisibility on Network TV.
Now 42 years later that Network
is hosting his Book Launch.
Mark will be joined by LGBT leaders,
pioneers and historians to mark the occasion.

Philadelphia, PA – Wednesday October 7th, 2015
Hall Visitor’s Center
With an introduction by Comcast Executive
Vice President David L. Cohen, Former Governor Ed Rendell, Congressman
Bob Brady and Democrat nominee for Mayor Jim Kenney
1 N
Independence Mall W
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Washington, DC – Thursday October 8th, 2015
With an introduction by U.S. Senator Robert Casey and
NBC’s Andrea Mitchell
300 New Jersey Avenue, NW Suite 700
DC 20001

In AND THEN WE DANCED: Traveling The Road to LGBT Equality (Akashic/Open
Lens), Mark Segal chronicles his involvement in this crucial chapter of
American history as a prolific activist for LGBT rights. Beginning at
the Stonewall riots of 1969, his disruption of the CBS Evening News with
Walter Cronkite broadcast in 1973 and his various attempts through the
years to capture the nation’s attention with radical LGBT
demonstrations. He has been honored with numerous awards in journalism
(NLGJA), communications (NAMIC), and also a Lifetime Achievement Award
from the GLBT Alliance.

“An enticing frontline account of the fight for equal rights for LGBTQ
people in the U.S.”
Publishers Weekly

“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.”

“A jovial yet passionately delivered self-portrait inspiring awareness
about LGBT history from one of the movement’s true pioneers.”

For more information about the book, click here.

Akashic Books is a Brooklyn-based independent company dedicated
to publishing urban literary fiction and political nonfiction by authors
who are either ignored by the mainstream, or who have no interest in
working within the ever-consolidating ranks of the major corporate


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