Eric Marcus (born November 12, 1958, New York City) is an American non-fiction writer. His works are primarily of LGBT interest, including Breaking the Surface, the autobiography of gay Olympic diving champion Greg Louganis, which became a #1 New York Times Bestseller and Making History: The Struggle for Gay and Lesbian Equal Rights, 1945–1990, which won the Stonewall Book Award. Other topics he's addressed in his writing include suicide and pessimistic humor.
Marcus received his B.A. from Vassar College in 1980 where he majored in Urban Studies. He earned his master's degree from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 1984 and a master's degree in real estate development in 2003, also from Columbia University. He was an associate producer for Good Morning America and CBS Morning News.
Marcus served on the Board and staff of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (ASFP), as National Board Member (2010 - 2014), Chair of the Loss & Bereavement Council (2011 - 2014) and Senior Director for Loss and Bereavement Programs from 2014 to 2015.
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