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Entries by Michelangelo Signorile from 05/2012

The Richard Grenell Fiasco: How a Cynical Political Move Blew Up in Mitt Romney's Face

| Posted 05.02.2012 | Gay Voices

Why is Richard Grenell's resignation a win? Because Grenell was being used for cover by a candidate with abhorrently anti-gay positions, a man who has promised to "propose and promote" a federal marriage amendment if elected president.

Pastor Sean Harris, Who Advocated Parents 'Punch' Effeminate Children, Defends Sermon, Compares Himself To Jesus

Posted 05.03.2012 | Gay Voices

Listen to the interview here: The North Carolina pastor whose violent anti-gay rant blew up across the blogosphere, said in an interview that hi...

Kate Bornstein, Transgender Writer And Activist, Discusses Life In And Exit From The Church Of Scientology

Posted 05.05.2012 | Gay Voices

The groundbreaking transgender writer, activist and performance artist Kate Bornstein, speaking about her experiences in the Church of Scientology in ...

Joe Biden Was for Marriage Equality Before He Was Against It

| Posted 05.07.2012 | Gay Voices

Before Obama could even spend a few days basking in the glory of the Romney campaign's hideous gay meltdown last week, another idiotic gay panic has gripped his own campaign. And it really makes you wonder, what are these guys thinking?

Obama and Gay Marriage: A President Liberates Himself and the World

| Posted 05.10.2012 | Gay Voices

Watching the president sitting in the Oval Office speaking out in support of gay marriage, you couldn't help but notice how comfortable he was. Barack Obama didn't just come out of the closet on gay marriage. He's flaunting it!

Mitt Romney's Teen Years: A Time of Homosexual Panic in America

| Posted 05.14.2012 | Gay Voices

Those years, the mid-'60s, were in fact a critical time for the gay-rights movement: It was going to either burst forth or be suppressed by the kind of attitudes that empowered high-school boys of the time to hold down a kid perceived as gay and forcibly cut his hair.

No, President Obama Is Not 'The First Gay President'

| Posted 05.17.2012 | Gay Voices

Even if you accept Toni Morrison's premise that Bill Clinton was "the first black president," which of course Andrew Sullivan is working off of in his essay in Newsweek, it just falls flat when applied to Obama and gays.

Clay Aiken Discusses 'Celebrity Apprentice' Finale, North Carolina's Amendment One, And More (AUDIO)

Posted 05.19.2012 | Gay Voices

A few days before his face-off with Arsenio Hall on the finale of Donald Trump’s “The Celebrity Apprentice” (Sunday night on NBC), Clay Aiken wa...

Ravi, Romney, and Anti-Gay Bullying: What a Difference 50 Years Makes

| Posted 05.21.2012 | Gay Voices

The Dharun Ravi verdict and sentencing represents a dramatic shift in society's view of anti-gay bullying and of bias crimes against LGBT people. Just compare what Ravi did to Tyler Clementi to what Mitt Romney reportedly did to a nonconforming student at his prep school in 1965.

Obama and Gay Marriage: A Lesson for All Progressives and the Obama Campaign

| Posted 05.23.2012 | Gay Voices

We were told by the Democratic strategists and the campaign pollsters, the Democratic establishment, that coming out for marriage equality would be harmful to the president. But the opposite has happened.

The New Gay Celebrity Coming Out: 'I've Never Been In'

| Posted 05.29.2012 | Gay Voices

Chalk it up to progress that some celebrities are now embarrassed to be thought of as having been in the closet, which increasingly seems like a relic from the last century (even as it still endures mightily).