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Entries by Michelangelo Signorile from 09/2012

'Don't Say Gay' at the GOP Convention: A View From the Floor

| Posted 09.03.2012 | Gay Voices

No one uttered the word "gay" from the podium, nor did anyone want to want to speak about the issue when asked. But no one ever attained their civil rights from being quiet. Keep your hugs and kisses. Just give me full equality.

Aaron Schock, Republican Congressman, Responds To Gay Rumors, Anti-Gay Voting Record

Posted 09.03.2012 | Gay Voices

GOP Congressman Aaron Schock of Illinois, the subject of persistent gay rumors since he took office in 2009, said on Thursday that questions about his...

Bryan Fischer Connects Gay Men And Pedophilia, Lesbians And Breast Cancer

Posted 09.03.2012 | Gay Voices

In an interview conducted at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. last week, the antigay American Family Association radio host, Bryan Fi...

Barney Frank At Democratic National Convention: Congressman Talks Romney, Gay Republicans

Posted 09.06.2012 | Gay Voices

At the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte on Wednesday night, newly married Congressman Barney Frank said he and his husband have been warmly...

Annise Parker, Houston Mayor, Talks Obama's Gay Marriage Evolution, Log Cabin Republican Controversy

Posted 09.09.2012 | Gay Voices

At the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte last Thursday, openly lesbian Houston Mayor Annise Parker discussed President Obama's unexpected ev...

Evolution Matters: How President Obama Transformed the Democratic National Convention and His Party

| Posted 09.10.2012 | Gay Voices

I tried to find the homophobes in Charlotte. Really, I did. But such voices were missing or muted at the convention. The memo went out this year to fully include gays.

Tyne Daly, 'Cagney And Lacey' Star, Discusses Clint Eastwood's Republican National Convention Speech

Posted 09.10.2012 | Gay Voices

Actress Tyne Daly, who starred in the popular '80s detective drama, “Cagney and Lacey,” wasn’t surprised when Clint Eastwood unsuccessfully impr...

Tammy Baldwin, Wisconsin's Lesbian Congresswoman, Talks Senate Candidacy, LGBT Issues At DNC

Posted 09.11.2012 | Gay Voices

Openly lesbian Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin discussed her historic candidacy for the U.S. Senate in Wisconsin, noting that "breaking through these glas...

Brendon Ayanbadejo, Baltimore Ravens Linebacker, Talks Gay Marriage And LGBT Rights

Posted 09.12.2012 | Gay Voices

Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo is going “full steam ahead” after his battle with Maryland legislator C. Emmett Burns Jr., who last...

Senator Tom Harkin Calls On Obama To Sign Anti-Discrimination Order

Posted 09.13.2012 | Gay Voices

Democratic Senator Tom Harkin of Iowa called on President Obama once again to sign an executive order banning discrimination based on sexual orientati...

Jesse Jackson Urges Maryland Voters to Support Gay Marriage

Posted 09.13.2012 | Gay Voices

The Rev. Jackson Jackson is urging Maryland voters to vote in favor of a ballot measure this fall that would give marriage equality to gays and lesbia...

Gary Johnson, Libertarian Presidential Candidate, On Gay Republicans And Mitt Romney

Posted 09.14.2012 | Gay Voices

Former GOP New Mexico governor and Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson reached out to gay Republican voters and “everybody in this country who ...

Maryland Marriage Equality Fundraiser In New York City Brings Out The Celebrities

Posted 09.16.2012 | Gay Voices

“I think we’re looking pretty strong, but the other side has yet to put on their onslaught of commercials and fear and division,” Maryland Gover...

Right-wing Bloggers Say Amb. Stevens Was Gay -- And They Care Deeply About What Happened to Him, Really, They Do

| Posted 09.17.2012 | Gay Voices

When do right-wing websites, radical Christian bloggers and Tea Party fringe characters care about someone who is targeted simply because he or she may be gay? When they can blame the evil Muslims, President Obama, Hillary Clinton and Democratic policies -- that's when.

Jim Graves, Michele Bachmann's Congressional Challenger, On His Opponent And Gay Marriage

Posted 09.17.2012 | Gay Voices

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) “kind of believes in a theocracy,” said Jim Graves, the former presidential candidate’s Democratic challenger in...

Chris Kluwe, Minnesota Vikings Punter, Defends Gay Marriage Letter To C. Emmett Burns

Posted 09.23.2012 | Gay Voices

It looks like there’s this shift occurring in the NFL right now,” said Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe, talking about gay marriage. “As yo...

Brian Brown, National Organization For Marriage President, Predicts Supreme Court Will Hear Prop 8 Challenge

Posted 09.24.2012 | Gay Voices

Brian Brown of the National Organization for Marriage predicted that the U.S. Supreme Court will hear a challenge to the ruling that struck down Propo...

Cyndi Lauper Discusses Tough Childhood, Sexual Assault, Support For LGBT Community And More

Posted 09.25.2012 | Gay Voices

"That was shocking -- that was very shocking," pop icon Cyndi Lauper said, candidly discussing a sexual assault she experienced by a male member of he...