Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Mark Segal

Mark Segal

Mark Segal is one of Philadelphia's most awarded opinion writers and has been recognized by the National Newspaper Association, Pennsylvania News-media Association, Suburban Newspapers of America and the Society of Professional Journalists, among others.

Most people describe you as: Upbeat, fun, exciting, opinionated, a crusader and a Philadelphia Chauvinist

People would be surprised to know that: I'm a homebody

What is your drink of choice? Diet Coke and Vodka.

Where is your happy place? Home.

What is your biggest regret? Many, but all were learning experiences.

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? Height, weight and lets talk hair...

What do you consider your greatest achievement? Helping the community achieve great things.

Which trait do you most value in another person? Intelligence

If you could interview anyone, past or present, who would it be? Way too many choices: Oscar Wilde, Lincoln or Baron Von Steuben.

Favorite movie? Classics like Auntie Mame, Some like it Hot, Citizen Kane, and Casablanca

What TV show is currently your DVR/On Demand obsession? The Good Wife

The worst thing anyone said or did to you is: Do you really want me to repeat it? Not going to happen.

I believe in: Good food and a warm bath.

What is your motto or inspiration? Life is a banquet and most people are starving to death.

If you could go back in time, where would you go? Too many choices... so much of history I'd like to witness to understand better.

By Mark Segal
07/20/2015
Archbishop Chaput in his recent actions proves to be exactly what our friends in Denver, whose archdiocese he previously led, warned Philadelphia about:...
07/07/2015
It seems that your Archbishop here in Philadelphia just doesn’t get your mantra of “Who am I to judge,” and your teaching that the Church should reach out and make bridges rather than hurl insults.
06/22/2015
You’ll read a lot of marriage-equality articles and news items in the next few weeks thanks to the pending ruling on the subject by the U.S. Supreme...
06/01/2015
Last week, my phone rang and the voice on the other end very apprehensively said their name and then, “I’m the one who has been in a ‘conversion-therapy’...
05/13/2015
The Philadelphia municipal primary is just days away and this week PGN released our list of endorsements.
04/30/2015
There is a national spotlight on the 50th anniversary of the first LGBT demonstrations in front of Independence Hall that took place every July 4 from...
04/20/2015
The John C. Anderson LGBT Friendly Senior Affordable Apartments will be presented with the American Institute of Architects' 2015 Housing Award at its national convention in May.
04/13/2015
Hillary finally made it official, and many are beginning to believe that Jeb Bush will somehow eke out wins in the Republican primaries and snare the Republican nomination, making it a Bush vs. Clinton 2016 run for the White House. So, what if that happens?
03/18/2015
Something happened a few weeks ago that literally made me stop and take note of how far we have come in our struggle for equality. I have been an...