by Chuck Colbert
Beginning November 16, 2015, The Advocate magazine obtained the rights to serialize excerpts from LGBT pioneer Mark Segal’s long-anticipated memoir, “And Then I Danced: Traveling the Road to LGBT Equality.”
“Mark Segal is a beloved and respected activist for the LGBT movement, and he’s a pivotal voice to tell our story,” said Lucas Grindley, editorial director for Here Media, in a press release. “It’s important that LGBT history be told by those who worked directly to shape it — because our story must be remembered accurately, and with the passion it deserves.”
Excerpts were scheduled to appear on November 16, 18, and 20, 2015, with remembrances spanning from the Stonewall riots to President Obama.
“And Then I Danced: Traveling the Road to LGBT Equality” is published by Akashic Books, which describes itself as 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 publishers.”
The first instalment can be found at http://www.advocate.com/books/2015/11/17/stonewall-white-house-mark-segals-gripping-memoir.