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Entries by Michelangelo Signorile from 02/2013

Ed Koch and the Corruption of the Gay Closet

| Posted 02.04.2013 | Gay Voices

At this very moment there are closeted gay politicians in Washington and across the country voting against gay rights in part to cover for themselves, driven by personal ambition. They are dangerous individuals.

'Brother Outsider' Filmmakers Talk Bayard Rustin Documentary On 10th Anniversary

Posted 02.08.2013 | Gay Voices

Civil rights leader Bayard Rustin was a visionary and an openly gay man who dared to be out in the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s, when homophobia was at an ...

Pope Benedict's Successor: Why He Will Be Even More Anti-Gay

| Posted 02.13.2013 | Gay Voices

There's no question that Pope Benedict XVI"s resignation is a reflection of a crisis occurring in the Catholic Church. But to those Catholics, gay and non-gay alike, who have hopes that the change will be positive, I'd offer up the old expression, "Better the devil you know."

The Associated Press' Refusal to Treat Gay and Straight Marriages Equally

| Posted 02.19.2013 | Gay Voices

Last week the AP decided in an internal memo on style that reporters should not refer to individuals in legal same-sex marriages as "husbands" or "wives" as they'd refer to individuals in legal heterosexual marriages. That's completely misguided.

Pope Benedict and the Vatican's 'Gay Lobby'

| Posted 02.25.2013 | Gay Voices

It's unlikely that Pope Benedict resigned because he was pushed out by an all-powerful "gay lobby" within the Vatican; it's more probable that at 85 years old, he is simply not up to the task of purging the church of the secret gays whom the Vatican sees as the cause of its problems.

Mark Takano, Gay California Congressman, Talks Obama's Prop 8 Move, DOMA And Election Victory

Posted 02.28.2013 | Gay Voices

With less than a day before the deadline runs out, openly gay Congressman Mark Takano again urged President Obama to file an amicus brief with the U.S...