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Entries by Michelangelo Signorile from 01/2012

Santorum Comes Out for Forced Divorce

| Posted 01.01.2012 | Gay Voices

With polls a day before the Iowa caucuses showing him getting a late surge, Rick Santorum is now pushing something we've been told is anathema to conservative values: forcibly breaking up marriages.

Prominent LGBT Figures Offer Their Predictions And Hopes For 2012

Posted 01.03.2012 | Gay Voices

As the new year begins, prominent LGBT figures are sharing their predictions and hopes for 2012 with HuffPost Gay Voices. I couldn't agree more wi...

'Don't Say Gay' -- But 'Sodomite,' 'Pervert' Are Fine

| Posted 01.05.2012 | Gay Voices

The same state senate that last year was pushing the "Don't Say Gay" bill is this year pushing what can be called the "Do Say Pervert" bill. I'm talking about Tennessee, where the GOP senate last year became a national laughing stock.

The Laughable Attempt To Soften Santorum

| Posted 01.07.2012 | Gay Voices

You'd have to be deluded on a level we've not previously seen in American politics to actually believe Santorum has nothing against gay sex, as his defenders are now trying to claim.

Romney Likes 'Being Able to Fire People' for Being Gay

| Posted 01.10.2012 | Gay Voices

Romney surely gave ammunition to opponents regarding his leadership at Bain Capital when he said during a speech on health insurance yesterday, "I like being able to fire people." But he also unwittingly underscored his position on discrimination against LGBT people.

Frank Mugisha, Ugandan Gay Activist, Receives Death Threats, Fears For His Life (AUDIO)

Posted 01.12.2012 | Gay Voices

A Ugandan gay activist who wrote a New York Times op-ed piece in December, speaking out against homophobia in his country enforced by the government a...

RuPaul Sounds Off On New Season Of 'RuPaul's Drag Race,' Obama, The Word 'Tranny,' And More

Posted 01.13.2012 | Gay Voices

The new season of "RuPaul's Drag Race," which begins on January 30 on Logo, is "Gaga-esque," with the competing queens displaying themselves as "crunc...

Fighting Back Against Bullies

| Posted 01.17.2012 | Gay Voices

Self-defense doesn't mean hitting anyone who taunts you, nor promoting violence. It does mean standing up to the bullies and saying, "I'm confident, I'm in control, and I'm not going to take it."

Gary Johnson, Former New Mexico Governor, On Why He's Gay Voters' Best Presidential Choice

Posted 01.24.2012 | Gay Voices

Former New Mexico GOP Gov. Gary Johnson says he’s the best presidential choice for gay voters -- better than even President Obama -- calling Newt G...

Romney Millions Fuel Anti-Gay Crusade

| Posted 01.24.2012 | Gay Voices

The release of Romney's tax returns emphasizes that he is completely down with the religious crusade of a well-funded organization hellbent on stopping the LGBT rights movement in America.

Stacey Campfield, Tennessee Senator Behind 'Don't Say Gay' Bill, On Bullying, AIDS And Homosexual 'Glorification'

Posted 01.26.2012 | Gay Voices

In an often belligerent and sarcastic tone, GOP State Senator Stacey Campfield, the man who spearheaded Tennessee's "Don't Say Gay" bill -- which woul...

Candace Gingrich-Jones On Half-Brother Newt's 'Open Marriage' Allegations And 2012 Presidential Campaign

Posted 01.27.2012 | Gay Voices

Newt Gingrich's openly lesbian half-sister, Candace Gingrich-Jones, says that though she has "no personal knowledge to be able to confirm or deny" her...

Chris Gregoire, Washington State Governor, Discusses Gay Marriage, Chris Christie, And More

Posted 01.28.2012 | Gay Voices

Governor Chris Gregoire of Washington wishes she'd supported marriage equality for gays and lesbians years ago -- and she hopes President Obama evolve...

Patrick Wooden, North Carolina Pastor, Defends Anti-Gay Anal Sex Remarks

Posted 01.30.2012 | Gay Voices

North Carolina Pastor Patrick Wooden, a prominent pastor who Right Wing Watch notes is "no fringe figure" and as a driving force behind passing an ame...

Martha Boggs, Tennessee Restaurant Owner Who Kicked Out Senator Stacey Campfield For Anti-Gay Remarks, Describes Encounter

Posted 01.31.2012 | Gay Voices

The owner of a Knoxville eatery says refusing to serve Tennessee GOP state Sen. Stacey Campfield last Sunday was a "kind of spur of the moment gut rea...