Gingrich-Jones to speak about LGBT issues

For Immediate Release: Sept. 23, 2013

Candace Gringrich

BLOOMSBURG— LGBT activist Candace Gingrich-Jones will present a lecture, “The Accidental Activist: A Personal and Political Journey,” Monday, Oct. 7, at 7 p.m. in Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania’s Kehr Union Ballroom. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Gingrich-Jones is the half-sister of former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. She has traveled around the country to promote the importance of coming out, the duty to vote and the power of conversations to change minds.

Gingrich-Jones is associate director of the Human Rights Campaign’s Youth and Campus Outreach Program. Her 1996 autobiography, “The Accidental Activist,” was a bestseller in the LGBT community. Gingrich-Jones has been profiled in national newspapers and magazines, guest-blogged at Huffington Post and appeared on “Good Morning America,” “Countdown with Keith Olbermann” and the “Queen Latifah Show.”

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. BU serves approximately 10,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.