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Decades removed, but not everywhere
There is not a week that goes by where I do not get requests for interviews or speaking engagements or to be a part of a new and exciting project or organization. Writing that line brings a smile t...
Apr 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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A formula for print-media success
Over the last few years, we have all read about the perils of print media, or “old media” as some like to call it, and I’ve done numerous columns on the subject. The bottom line for media outlets i...
Apr 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pitch for Philly
Let’s chat about the 2016 Democratic National Convention. I know I had made a promise to myself not to get involved with anything too soon after completion of the John C. Anderson LGBT-friendly sen...
Mar 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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A welcome return
This column is my first after a two-week vacation. So, this morning was my first opportunity to look over the last two weeks of Philadelphia Gay News. The first point that was clear was the pride I...
Mar 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Taking on Westboro
A few weeks ago, I got a call from my friend Michael Smerconish, formerly of MSNBC and now on CNN. We met years ago when he started his media career with a radio talk show. He’s one of a rare breed...
Mar 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Evolution of LGBT press
There’s a question that pops up in any interview I give. It goes something like this: “What is the state of the LGBT press?” Or, “Is the LGBT press going through the same issues that mainstream med...
Mar 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pride in being pushy
At the ribbon-cutting of the John C. Anderson LGBT-friendly senior apartments Monday, former Gov. Ed Rendell, in a very warm-hearted way, called me a pain in the ass. No, Ed, what I really am is a ...
Feb 27, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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My swan song
I bet that headline caught your attention. Well, that is what headlines are all about. So, usually swan songs means that people are going somewhere and I am. After the three hardest, but most rewar...
Feb 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Yes, that was me: Bette Midler’s bodyguard
The greatest thing about growing old is being lucky enough to do it with friends, since it is your friends who will remind you of events in your life you may have forgotten. By the way, for any of ...
Feb 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Irene’s story
Mark My Words—Mark Segal Irene’s story Let me introduce you to Irene Benedetti: a short, slim, soft-spoken woman who hails from South Philly, but could be from any Italian neighborhood in any major...
Jan 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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