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Entries by Michelangelo Signorile from 03/2012

Andrew Breitbart Dead: Conservative GOP Blogger's CPAC 2012 Interview

Posted 03.01.2012 | Gay Voices

The death of conservative blogger and activist Andrew Breitbart at the age of 43 sent a shockwave through political and media circles on Thursday. One...

Rob Reiner On Prop 8, Marriage Equality And Bringing '8' To The Stage

Posted 03.02.2012 | Gay Voices

Actor and director Rob Reiner, one of the founders of the American Foundation for Equal Rights, which formed to challenge Proposition 8 in the courts,...

A Bold Choice for the Largest Gay Group, the Human Rights Campaign

| Posted 03.05.2012 | Gay Voices

The choice of Chad Griffin as HRC's new president was an inspired, bold, and ultimately necessary move for a group that was becoming increasingly irrelevant and even counterproductive in the eyes of many in the broader LGBT activist community.

Dustin Lance Black Talks '8' Play, Marriage Equality And The Coming Out Struggle

Posted 03.06.2012 | Gay Voices

On the weekend in which a star-studded reading of the play "8" was performed in Los Angeles, raising $2 million for the American Foundation for Equal ...

Santorum: Kirk Cameron's Tirade No Worse Than Dreaded B-Word

| Posted 03.12.2012 | Gay Voices

It's beyond outrageous that people like Rick Santorum can even remotely defend the venom spewed by Kirk Cameron, and then twist the uproar into something that ultimately couches them as the victims. But it's not surprising, as it's how they've operated all along.

Katy Butler, 'Bully' Documentary Campaign Leader, Talks Personal Bullying Experiences, Thanks Celeb Supporters

Posted 03.13.2012 | Gay Voices

Katy Butler, the 17-year-old openly lesbian Michigan high school student whose campaign to get the Motion Picture Association of America to change the...

Ali Hili, Iraq LGBT Leader, Condemns Gay 'Emo' Killings, Lack Of U.S. Response

Posted 03.14.2012 | Gay Voices

The leader of London-based Iraqi LGBT expressed concern and anger about the lack of U.S. response to reports of a rise in killings of gay men as well ...

Will Comcast Make This The Last St. Patrick's Day Parade To Exclude Gays?

| Posted 03.16.2012 | Gay Voices

With Comcast now in charge after the controversial merger with NBC was finalized, 2012 could be the last year in which gays are excluded -- or the last year in which NBC is involved in the parade. There are a few reasons for this.

Tyler Clementi and the Dharun Ravi Trial: Why the Verdict Is Just

| Posted 03.19.2012 | Gay Voices

No jury that thought long and hard about the case could have returned with any other verdict. It is not the jury's job to think about sentencing or punishment. It is it's job to follow the law.

Chely Wright Talks Being A Lesbian In Country Music, LikeMe Lighthouse And Celebrity Support

Posted 03.21.2012 | Gay Voices

Almost two years after going public about being a lesbian, breaking a barrier as the first commercial country music star to come out, Chely Wright say...

The Dharun Ravi Trial: What Exactly Is Hate?

| Posted 03.23.2012 | Gay Voices

It was about mocking Tyler for being gay. That is bias, and it's part of the hate we all grow up with in a society that hates gays. The crime Ravi committed should not be punished severely or with deportation, but any way you slice it, it was motivated by that bias we all share.

Caribbean Gay Cruise Couple's Behavior Was 'Inappropriate' Prior To Arrest, Fellow Passengers Claim

Posted 03.28.2012 | Gay Voices

Several men who said they were passengers on a cruise ship on which two gay men were arrested for indecent exposure and alleged to be having sex in pl...

Fred Karger, Republican Presidential Candidate, On NOM's 'Racially-Driven' Strategies

Posted 03.28.2012 | Gay Voices

The secret documents that show the divisive, racially-driven strategies of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) have received enormous media a...

Rick Santorum and the Pink Bowling Ball: A Man with a Bully Complex

| Posted 03.29.2012 | Gay Voices

Santorum went on to say, "Friends don't let friends use pink bowling balls," at once bullying the kid, teaching him how to be a bully, too, and sending a strong message to all other boys who might choose a pink bowling ball.

Evan Wolfson, Freedom To Marry President, Discusses NOM Memos, Marriage Equality Fight

Posted 03.31.2012 | Gay Voices

Freedom to Marry president Evan Wolfson responded to charges that the group has abandoned efforts to fight constitutional amendments on the ballot thi...