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Why Michelangelo Signorile Believes LGBT Voters Should Be More Critical Of Hillary Clinton

04/07/2015 05:01 pm ET | Updated Feb 02, 2016

Author, editor and activist Michelangelo Signorile believes that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) voters should "absolutely" be more critical of Hillary Clinton even if she does not become a candidate in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

"She's a prominent politician, she's a prominent individual," Signorile told HuffPost Live host Alex Berg this week. "She should be out front on [LGBT] issues. We need a full civil rights bill at the federal level...she should be not just on board with that, she should be leading and talking about that and championing that."

Signorile, who is also the editor-at-large of HuffPost Gay Voices, also said he was skeptical of what he described as a "blind following" and "adoration" of Clinton among many LGBT leaders.

"C'mon, she's a politician," he noted. "We need things, let's push her."

He went on to talk about the "implicit bias" some LGBT people have toward heterosexuality, as described in his new book, It’s Not Over: Getting Beyond Tolerance, Defeating Homophobia, and Winning True Equality.

Despite national marriage equality gains, "the change in support implicitly has not changed," Signorile said.

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