Public Figure Profiles

Malcolm L. Lazin

Malcolm L. Lazin is an American social activist, prosecutor, entrepreneur and educator. His endeavors include Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) civil rights, federal and state law enforcement, developing Philadelphia's waterfront, lighting the Benjamin Franklin Bridge and incorporating Washington Square—the largest revolutionary war burial ground—into Independence National Historical Park.

Lazin is the founder of Equality Forum (a national and international LGBT civil rights organization headquartered in Philadelphia) and the LGBT History Month icon series. As Vince Bellino explains, "Equality Forum has, for the last decade, organized LGBT History Month, which honors 31 icons of the movement each year." Lazin is also the executive producer of three award-winning documentary films and an Off-Broadway play. In 2020 he co-organized the National COVID-19 Remembrance, held on October 4 in Washington, D.C.

Lazin's political commentaries following the 2016 U.S. presidential election have been published in the Chicago Tribune, Philadelphia Inquirer, and Washington Blade and following the U.S. Capitol insurrection on January 6, 2021, by Smerconish.

Lazin has received the U.S. Attorney General's Distinguished Service Award (the Department of Justice's highest honor); the Creative Leadership in Human Rights Award from the National Education Association; the Lifetime Hero Award of the Delaware Valley Legacy Fund; and is a Prime Mover of the Hunt Alternatives Fund. He serves as an adjunct professor at the New College of Florida and an Emeritus Trustee of Lebanon Valley College. He has presented lectures on LGBT civil rights at high schools, colleges, and national meetings in the United States and Canada.

Lazin resides in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Santa Fe, New Mexico; and Sarasota, Florida. He was profiled in the June 2019 issue of Sarasota Magazine. Lazin is the 2020 recipient of the American Psychiatric Association's (APA's) Special Presidential Commendation. He is the first person to receive this distinction who is not a medical doctor. Additionally, the APA selected Lazin as the recipient of its 2021 John Fryer Award.

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Some of their strengths

Malcolm L. Lazin has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Energetic, Creative, Optimistic, Imaginative, Generous, Honest, and Kind.

Adventurous and Independent

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Malcolm L. Lazin is someone who is an adventurous, independent, and energetic person, who is insightful, imaginative, generous, and honest. A person who is a bit of a "lone wolf".

Warm and Caring

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Malcolm L. Lazin well know them as someone who can be warm, caring, and compassionate, like a lamp or torch.

Optimistic and Frank

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Malcolm L. Lazin as someone who is optimistic, principled, adventurous, and direct.

A person who isn't shy about expressing their opinions, loves competition, loves learning things themself, who is known for being inventive and original, and who loves being surrounded by friends and loved ones.

Assertive and Protective

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Malcolm L. Lazin is someone who is a somewhat private person who has a strong personality and ability to read other people.

They are also someone who is curious, dynamic, and positive, and who enjoys inspiring and communicating with other people.

Optimistic and Quick-witted

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Malcolm L. Lazin tends to be someone who is optimistic and spontaneous, and who has a clear and analytical mind. Who can be witty, with a happy-go-lucky- nature that makes others cheerful, and who possesses an adventurous zest for life.

Some of Malcolm L. Lazin's challenges

While Malcolm L. Lazin has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Malcolm L. Lazin can be Stubborn, Impulsive, Careless, Indecisive, Unrealistic, Suspicious, and Pushy.

Impulsive and Careless

One of Malcolm L. Lazin's key challenges is that they are someone who can be impulsive and careless.

Malcolm L. Lazin must also exercise caution as they can be short-tempered and aggressive.

Pushy and Restless

Malcolm L. Lazin is someone who can be arrogant and bossy, who can have difficulty concentrating and focusing, be unable to separate emotions from business decisions, and who can engage in excessive spending in support of an expensive lifestyle and habits.

Irritable and Callous

Finally, Malcolm L. Lazin also can be short-tempered, childish, insensitive, and careless at times.

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