Eric Marcus

Eric Marcus

At a Glance:

Eric Marcus has been a Project Contributor since November 2007, has written 48 entries and currently lives in New York, NY.


Eric Marcus is the author of Breaking the Surface, the #1 New York Times best-selling autobiography of Olympic diving champion Greg Louganis. He is also the author of several other books, including Is It a Choice?, Why Suicide?, and Making Gay History: The Half-Century Fight for Lesbian & Gay Equal Rights.

Eric graduated from Vassar College in 1980, where he majored in urban studies. In 1984 he received a master’s degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. In October 2003 he received a master’s degree in real estate development from the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation.

Eric is a former associate producer for ABC’s “Good Morning America” and CBS Morning News. He lives with his partner in New York City.

Eric Marcus: Recently Filed

How Do I Come Out to My Parents Again?

Filed by Eric Marcus | January 18, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

Hi Eric, This month it will have been 8 years since I came out to my parents. It didn't go very well at all. I sat down at the kitchen table with them and said simply "I'm gay" and...Read More

How Can I Talk To My Parents?

Filed by Eric Marcus | December 28, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

More gay folks write to me for advice about how to have a relationship with their parents than just about anything else. And given how a lot of parents deal with their gay kids I'm impressed that their kids want...Read More

Help! I'm Afraid to Come Out!

Filed by Eric Marcus | December 21, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

Hello Mr. Marcus, I'm a 48 yr. old man who is in a long-term, loving, committed relationship with another man whom I live with. I'm out to all my friends and family and even some business associates. We live...Read More

Chick with a... At Hillcrest High School

Filed by Eric Marcus | December 07, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

For the past few years I've volunteered with Live Out Loud, a New York City-based organization that does the kind of grass roots work that brings about change at the most local level. Live Out Loud "connects LGBT youth to...Read More

Learning About Trans People

Filed by Eric Marcus | November 30, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

My post last Sunday about rules for answering GLBTQ questions generated a heated back and forth over what trans people prefer to be called (among other trans issues). The exchange just confirmed for me that when I'm asked questions about...Read More