Michael Segalov – Activist and campaigner

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By day Michael Segalov is News Editor at Huck, a bi-monthly journal of radical and independent culture, turned daily online magazine. Here he provides a platform for countercultural voices to express themselves in a way that mainstream media won’t allow. In his spare time he’s better known as the powerhouse behind various kiss-ins staged at supermarkets in London and Brighton.

Michael Segalov. © Vicky Grout

As a teenager coming to terms with his sexuality, Michael was impacted by the negative way the gay community was portrayed in the press. His kiss-ins seek to redefine that cynical narrative and get queer stories into the headlines with a more positive twist.

It is a publicity stunt that hopefully changes that narrative, and those kids sat at home can watch two guys celebrating, crying, enjoying, embracing, being excited and comfortable and supported by their community.

Michael Segalov

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Michael Segalov writes regularly for The Independent, The Guardian, Vice and BuzzFeed