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Entries by Michelangelo Signorile from 04/2012

Bradlee Dean, Rock Musician Turned Preacher, Discusses Allegations He Called For 'Execution Of Gays'

Posted 04.03.2012 | Gay Voices

The Christian heavy metal rocker whose ministry former presidential candidate and Congresswoman Michele Bachmann helped raise money for said that comm...

Was Jesus a Homophobe?

| Posted 04.04.2012 | Gay Voices

It all began when Maverick Couch, a high school student in Waynesville, Ohio, wore a T-shirt that says "Jesus Is Not a Homophobe." The school principal at Waynesville High School, Randy Gebhardt, summoned the young man to his office and ordered him to turn the T-shirt inside out.

Why Obama Must Come Out of the Closet on Gay Marriage

| Posted 04.06.2012 | Gay Voices

Obama's closet on gay marriage is about as well-guarded as Liberace's was on being gay. And it's time for Obama to now kick down the closet door. It's no longer a matter of whether he can or should. He must if he wants to win the election.

Freedom To Marry's Gay Marriage Efforts Are 'Misplaced,' Says Courage Campaign's Adam Bink

Posted 04.07.2012 | Gay Voices

The Courage Campaign, the California-based LGBT online organizing network which has been a force in the battle against Prop 8 and other initiatives, j...

Gloria Allred On Donald Trump And Transgender Miss Universe Controversy: 'The World Does Not Revolve Around His Penis'

Posted 04.08.2012 | Gay Voices

Feminist attorney Gloria Allred shot back at Donald Trump, who said she'd "be very impressed" with his genitals, by saying she doesn't "have a magnify...

'Desert Outlook,' New LGBT Magazine, Launched By 'The Desert Sun,' Features Dianne Feinstein And Hank Plante

Posted 04.08.2012 | Gay Voices

The Desert Sun, the daily newspaper of Palm Springs, owned by the Gannett media company, which includes USA Today, launched an LGBT monthly magazine o...

Santorum: The Indelible Stain on the GOP

| Posted 04.11.2012 | Gay Voices

The fact that Santorum got as far as he did should give pause, certainly to the GOP establishment moving forward, but really to all of us. He is perhaps the most extreme anti-gay, anti-choice candidate to get as far as he did.

Obama's Refusal To Sign Anti-Discrimination Executive Order Slammed By LGBT Activists

Posted 04.15.2012 | Gay Voices

In separate interviews, two prominent LGBT activists slammed President Obama for refusing to sign an Executive Order "at this time" barring federal co...

Obama and the Executive Order: A Gay Panic at the White House?

| Posted 04.17.2012 | Gay Voices

Freedom to Work president Tico Almeida believes the White House and the Obama campaign were overcome with "panic" after a gay male couple announced in the media that they'd be going to the annual White House Easter Egg Roll to confront the president on the executive order issue.

Is James Beard Rolling in His Grave Over Foundation President's Award From Anti-Gay Boy Scouts?

| Posted 04.19.2012 | Gay Voices

How could the president of an organization bearing the name of a man who experienced anti-gay bigotry accept an award from an organization that promotes anti-gay bigotry? I put the question to Susan Ungaro through her PR rep.

James Beard Foundation President Returns Award to Boy Scouts

| Posted 04.19.2012 | Gay Voices

It takes a person of great integrity to make a decision like that. Thank you, Susan Ungaro, for standing up to bigotry.

Jennifer Tyrrell, Boy Scouts Den Mother Ousted For Being A Lesbian: 'I Was Accepted By All'

Posted 04.22.2012 | Gay Voices

Jennifer Tyrrell, the Ohio lesbian mother who was ousted as a den leader from her son’s Tiger Scouts chapter because of the Boy Scouts of America’...

Will Mitt Romney Be Attending a Gay Wedding Soon?

| Posted 04.23.2012 | Gay Voices

Mitt Romney said he would "propose and promote" a federal marriage amendment banning gay marriage. Romney's newest spokesman, however, has admittedly been paving his own path to a gay marriage.

Truth4Time, Secret Religious Right Facebook Group, Included NOM Co-Founder, Fox News Pundit And More

Posted 04.24.2012 | Gay Voices

A blogger and activist who reported that on a "secret religious right Facebook group" which he says was planning to promote and disseminate antigay in...

What Romney's Choice of a Gay Spokesman Means

| Posted 04.25.2012 | Gay Voices

A few weeks ago I noted that the president must distinguish himself further from Mitt Romney on the gay issue, given that Romney, wrapping up the primaries, would now be trying to blur the lines. Sure enough, the blurring began last week.

Gay Men Who Lesbian-Bash: What's Up With That?

| Posted 04.30.2012 | Gay Voices

Why would a gay man make a homophobic comment about a lesbian? Actually, it's all too common. And much of it (but certainly not all) comes from gay conservatives who seem to be embarrassed by much of the LGBT community.