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Entries by Michelangelo Signorile from 08/2012

Chick-fil-A: Were the Protests a Big Fail? And Where Do We Go From Here?

| Posted 08.06.2012 | Gay Voices

Our enemies distorted our message and reframed the story. And we allowed them to do it. How did we allow it to happen? Because there was no coordinated effort on our side.

Gore Vidal: Certainly Not the Last Word on a Proud 'Fag'

| Posted 08.08.2012 | Gay Voices

Vidal despised identity, particularly sexual identity, ironically even as he helped define it in America. Some of the obits describe him as believing everyone is bisexual, but even that seemed to be too much of an identity for him. Vidal believed more in sexual acts than in sexual orientations.

Child-free and Happy

| Posted 08.10.2012 | Gay Voices

I was both intrigued and annoyed by a New York Times piece this morning about the supposed pressure gay men are feeling to have children. The premise starts off well, but the piece seems to assume that having children is the be all and end all for everyone, gay and straight.

Paul Ryan on Gay Rights: 'I Don't Know Why We Are Talking About This'

| Posted 08.12.2012 | Gay Voices

Mitt Romney's running mate is a man who, like Romney himself, once supported gay rights -- and I do mean just one time -- only to run far away when he needed to genuflect before cultural conservatives.

Lady Gaga's Fur Coats Slammed By PETA Officials And Alan Cumming, But Are They Real?

Posted 08.15.2012 | Gay Voices

Is Lady Gaga about to meet the fate of Kim Kardashian and get humiliatingly flour-bombed on a red carpet by animal rights activists for wearing fur? I...

A Shooting at the Family Research Council

| Posted 08.16.2012 | Gay Voices

There are unconfirmed reports that the alleged shooter was angry with the Family Research Council's position on same-sex marriage, and that he made comments against the group's position as he attempted to enter. If true, this would be an anomaly.

Chad Griffin, Human Rights Campaign President, Talks Obama, Chick-Fil-A And Gay Marriage

Posted 08.20.2012 | Gay Voices

“This is the most exciting opportunity I’ve ever had in my life,” Chad Griffin, the new president of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), said with ...

An Open Letter to Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council: Let's Talk About Hate

| Posted 08.20.2012 | Gay Voices

In my post last week, I stated that no one should be exploiting the tragic FRC shooting for political gain. That's why I and many others are greatly disappointed by the press conference you held last week, and I'd like to take this opportunity to invite you to have a public discussion with me about hate.

Dana Milbank, Washington Post Writer, Slams LGBT Activists, SPLC For FRC's 'Hate Group' Label

Posted 08.22.2012 | Gay Voices
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In a spirited interview, Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank defended his stance that the antigay Family Research Council should not be listed as a...

Todd Akin on Gay Rights: 'No Civilization That Has Condoned Homosexual Marriage Has Survived'

| Posted 08.23.2012 | Gay Voices

The Missouri GOP Senate candidate who's become infamous for his "legitimate rape" comment not-so-shockingly has some pretty whackadoodle and frightening ideas about homosexuality, too.

Geraldo Rivera Addresses Lesbian Rumors About Janet Napolitano, Homeland Security Secretary

Posted 08.28.2012 | Gay Voices

Geraldo Rivera, who last week raised questions about a "lesbian cabal" and "same-sex takeover" at the Department of Homeland Security, went further Mo...

Orrin Hatch Breaks With Mitt Romney On Gay Marriage Ban, Does Not Support Amendment

Posted 08.29.2012 | Gay Voices

Clarification on August 30 at 5:29pm: A spokesman for Sen. Orrin Hatch notes that the senator did not specifically say that he doesn't support a const...

Gary Bauer Lashes Out At Orrin Hatch Over Gay Marriage Comments

Posted 08.30.2012 | Gay Voices

Clarification on August 30 at 5:29pm: A spokesman for Sen. Orrin Hatch notes that the senator did not specifically say that he doesn't support a const...

John Sununu Claims Gay Marriage Is Too 'Complicated' To Discuss In Interview

Posted 08.30.2012 | Gay Voices

The outspoken and often combative former New Hampshire governor and Mitt Romney surrogate John Sununu is rarely at a loss for words while discussing t...

Victoria Jackson Sounds Off On Todd Akin's Rape And Abortion Comments

Posted 08.31.2012 | Gay Voices

Reacting to the controversy surrounding Rep. Todd Akin's controversial comments regarding rape and abortion, former "Saturday Night Live" star and con...