CONGRATS: Philly Gay Icon Mark Segal Inducted Into LGBT Journalists Hall of Fame
G Philly would like to wish a big congrats to Philadelphia Gay News publisher and local gay-rights icon Mark Segal for being inducted into the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association‘s (NLGJA) LGBT Journalists Hall of Fame (whew, that was a long one.) Here’s a little more info from the Philly Post:
Boisterous local publisher Mark Segal has been inducted into the NLGJA’s LGBT Journalists Hall of Fame for his 38-year career in building the Philadelphia Gay News. Inducted alongside the Bay Area Reporter‘s Bob Ross, Segal was credited in a statement with creating one of the “most well-respected and enduring LGBT publications in the country” since PGN first went to print in 1976. The LGBT Journalists Hall of Fame was created in 2005 to honor reporters and editors who dedicate themselves to LGBT issues in the media, and has since honored just 23 such individuals.
In an interview with The Advocate, Segal weights in on the win:
I’m lucky to have spent 38 years in a professional I truly love. … What a pleasure to watch as LGBT media has grown, and help create a platform of communications for our community to debate issues of importance, and help to ease the pain of our battle for equality, and at times our very lives. I’m literally overwhelmed with emotion, and thankful to the writers, editors, freelancers, and staff that partnered with me and make me a proud publisher.