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Entries by Michelangelo Signorile from 12/2011

Every Day Is World AIDS Day

| Posted 12.01.2011 | Gay Voices

World AIDS Day has always been bittersweet for me. On the one hand, it's a day when much of the media focuses on a global pandemic that desperately needs attention. On the other hand, it's become the only day that happens.

Barney Frank Sounds Off On Retirement, His Sex Scandal With A Hustler, Anthony Weiner, Mitt Romney And More

| Posted 12.01.2011 | Huffington Post

Congressman Barney Frank says his leaving Congress will make it harder to get LGBT rights legislation passed, though he has faith in the openly gay an...

Escalating Police Violence and Transgender People

| Posted 12.06.2011 | Gay Voices

In an atmosphere of increasingly aggressive, militaristic tactics by police against American citizens, the brutal treatment of transgender people by law enforcement exposes the intensity of hatred in society against an entire class of people.

Clinton's Gay Rights Speech, Obama's Directive: LGBT Figures React

Posted 12.07.2011 | Gay Voices

"Incredible." "Brilliant." "Extraordinary." Those were the words used by a great many on Twitter and Facebook describing Hillary Clinton's speech on ...

Tony Fabrizio, Rick Perry's Top Pollster, Is Gay: GOProud Leader

Posted 12.08.2011 | Gay Voices

Between updates he made on his Twitter feed and an interview he gave to The Huffington Post’s Sam Stein, the co-founder and executive director of th...

Candace Gingrich-Jones Questions Whether Brother Newt Gingrich Really Believes His Own Anti-Gay Rhetoric

Posted 12.10.2011 | Gay Voices

Newt Gingrich's openly lesbian half-sister, Candace Gingrich-Jones, says her brother is stuck in a '90s time warp. And she's not sure if he even belie...

Andrew Breitbart, Conservative Activist, Steps Down From GOProud After Rick Perry's 'Strong' Ad Fallout

Posted 12.11.2011 | Gay Voices

The fallout continues from Rick Perry's controversial "Strong" ad -- and from the gay Republican group GOProud's blistering criticism of Perry’s pol...

The High Cost of Political Gay-Bashing

| Posted 12.13.2011 | Gay Voices

I'm not exactly ready to say we've reached the end of the line for political gay-bashing in presidential election campaigns. But Rick Perry's widely-ridiculed "Strong" ad, in which he attacks the idea of gays serving openly in the military, surely shows we're getting there.

Rosie O'Donnell Sounds Off On David Letterman, Donald Trump, Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry, And More

Posted 12.16.2011 | Gay Voices

"I feel super gay!" says Rosie O'Donnell, bursting with pride and attributing it to the fact that she is newly in love, engaged to Michelle Rounds, an...

How Gay Media Helped Sink the AT&T/T-Mobile Merger

| Posted 12.20.2011 | Gay Voices

There are many stories to be told about the collapse of the proposed AT&T/T-Mobile merger. While there were many involved in that effort, LGBT bloggers and gay media in particular were critical.

Cold-Blooded on the Campaign Trail

| Posted 12.22.2011 | Gay Voices

The iconic image of two female Navy petty officers sharing the first same-sex kiss at ship's return represents the future. And Rick Perry represents the ugly and wretched past that we can hopefully move on from after this hideous GOP primary campaign.

The Top 12 Gay Political Stories Of 2011

Posted 12.26.2011 | Gay Voices

For LGBT Americans, 2011 was a year of enormous triumph and hope, with marriage coming to New York, the sixth and most populous state, and the ban on ...

The Top 11 Gay Media Stories Of 2011

Posted 12.27.2011 | Gay Voices

In 2011 it seemed the stories that captivated the media and the rest of us focused on the power of words -- whether used by sports stars and comedians...