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Entries by Michelangelo Signorile from 03/2013

Cardinal O'Brien and the Vatican: Sex, Power and the Corruption of the Closet

| Posted 03.04.2013 | Gay Voices

While many people are forced to be remain closeted in a still often homophobic society, the closet nonetheless should never be seen as a healthy place. It suffocates its occupants and, when combined with power, has them victimizing many others.

Bill Clinton and DOMA: The Indelible Stain on a Presidency

| Posted 03.08.2013 | Gay Voices

It's certainly a great thing for an ex-president to weigh in with a reversal and give his opinion to the Supreme Court. And I commend Clinton for his evolution. But that doesn't remove this damaging act from Clinton's legacy.

Louie Gohmert At CPAC: Texas Rep Says Gay Marriage Puts U.S. 'On Road To Dust Bin Of History'

Posted 03.14.2013 | Gay Voices

At the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Md. today, Texas GOP Representative Louie Gohmert reacted to over 100 Republicans ...

Brian Brown, NOM Leader, At CPAC: Prop 8 Challenge Is 'Biggest Strategic Mistake' of Gay Rights Movement

Posted 03.15.2013 | Gay Voices

A day before GOP Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio reversed his position and came out for marriage equality, Brian Brown, president of the National Organizatio...

James Inhofe, GOP Senator, Stunned At CPAC Over Learning Of Rob Portman's Gay Marriage Support

Posted 03.15.2013 | Gay Voices

Anti-gay GOP Sen. James Inhofe of Oklahoma, a staunch opponent of gay marriage who once boasted on the floor of the Senate that he was “very proud...

Jimmy LaSalvia, GOProud Leader At CPAC: 'I'm Embarrassed To Be A Republican Right Now'

Posted 03.15.2013 | Gay Voices

“I’m embarrassed to call myself a Republican right now,” Jimmy LaSalvia, co-founder and president of the gay conservative group GOProud, said at...

The 58 Percent: Rob Portman, Hillary Clinton and the Future of Marriage Equality

| Posted 03.19.2013 | Gay Voices

Are GOP leaders secretly hoping that the Supreme Court, after it hears arguments on marriage equality next week, rules in favor of equality? The GOP's only hope, it seems, is for the Supreme Court to take the issue off the table entirely.

Tammy Baldwin On Rob Portman's Gay Marriage Reversal, ENDA And Obama

Posted 03.21.2013 | Gay Voices

Democratic Senator Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin, who in 2012 became the first openly gay person elected to the U.S. Senate, says she spent a full day in...

Is Pope Francis Secretly Pro-Gay?

| Posted 03.21.2013 | Gay Voices

Why did Pope Francis, as Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, rail against gays in such a bigoted way after he was unsuccessful in getting support for civil unions in Argentina? Because one doesn't become pope by doing otherwise.

How We Got to the Supreme Court

| Posted 03.25.2013 | Gay Voices

What took the LGBT rights movement to this moment, and indeed what has taken us to moments of truth and potential victory more often than not, are those who went against the established leaders and groups and ultimately pushed an agenda from the grassroots.

Ken Mehlman, Former RNC Chairman, On Supreme Court's DOMA, Prop 8 Hearings

Posted 03.26.2013 | Gay Voices

“When you’re in the closet, it’s hard to think about things in the same kind of, I would say, holistic and honest way you think about things whe...

Excuse Me, Justice Alito, But We've Been Around Since Long Before Cellphones, Thank You

| Posted 03.28.2013 | Gay Voices

One of the most idiotic and offensive statements to come out of the Supreme Court marriage equality arguments -- and there were a few -- was when Justice Alito claimed during the Prop 8 arguments that the Internet and cellphones are older than same-sex marriage.