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‘And Then I Danced: Trav­el­ing The Road To LGBT Equal­ity’

By Mark Se­gal Open Lens, 2015 $16.95 320 pages have to­day. It wasn’t writ­ing let­ters or vis­it­ing Congress peo­ple,” he re­calls. “Many of us got ar­rested, re­ceived death threats, were tar­gets of phys­i­cal vi­o­lence. It was a rough ride get­ting to where we are to­day. It wasn’t, ‘One, two three. We’re there.’ Any so­cialjus­tice move­ment takes a lot of work and a lot of time.”

For Se­gal, much of that work in the past four decades was fo­cused on get­ting Philadel­phia Gay News off the ground. “And Then I Danced” traces the his­tory of the pub­li­ca­tion, which cel­e­brates its 40th an­niver­sary next year.

Editor’s Note: Af­ter less than a month, “And Then I Danced” is in its sec­ond print­ing. This ar­ti­cle has been edited for re­pub­lish­ing with per­mis­sion by Mark Se­gal.

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