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Michelangelo Signorile
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Michelangelo Signorile is Editor-at-large of Huffington Post Gay Voices. He is an author, journalist and commentator, and the host of "The Michelangelo Signorile Show," which airs each weekday on SiriusXM Progress, channel 127 (3-6 p.m. ET.)

Signorile has served as editor-at-large and columnist for The Advocate, and editor-at-large and columnist for Out Magazine. He has also been a columnist and editor-at-large for Planet Out/, and was a columnist for New York Press. Signorile has written for many publications, including New York Magazine, USA Today, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Village Voice, and The New York Observer.

The author of several bestselling books, including Queer in America, a seminal book on the gay closet, and Life Outside, a finalist for The New York Public Library Book Award for Excellence in Journalism, Signorile has covered LGBT politics and culture for over 20 years. He is a regular guest on television news programs.

Signorile has been profiled by CBS' "60 Minutes," and has appeared on "Today," "Good Morning America" and other shows. He appears regularly on TV news programs discussing political and cultural issues affecting the gay community. He has also appeared in many film and television documentaries, including Academy Award-nominated director Kirby Dick's 2009 documentary, "Outrage" which profiled his work.

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Larry Kramer On His New Book, 'The American People,' Which Identifies George Washington, Ben Franklin And More As Gay

(608) Comments | Posted April 14, 2015 | 1:12 PM

Playwright and legendary AIDS activist Larry Kramer expounded on his new book, The American People: Volume 1: A Search for My Heart, which is billed by its publisher as "a novel" but which Kramer says is a "history," and which, as usual with Kramer, is

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A Spellbinding Week: What Are the Gains and Losses for LGBT Rights, and What Battles Lie Ahead?

(40) Comments | Posted April 2, 2015 | 10:59 AM

It's been an extraordinary week for LGBT people in America, as we saw a battle play out in the media that made all of us who support equality -- lesbian, transgender, gay, bisexual, and straight -- feel proud. Major celebrities, media personalities, prominent politicians, and huge corporations -- even

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Let's Get Some Things Straight About Aaron Schock

(90) Comments | Posted March 20, 2015 | 1:05 PM

So a reporter walked into GOP Congressman Aaron Schock's office last month and found what seemed to be an amazing recreation of the Downton Abbey set -- very lush and elaborate, and very red.

And Twitter went nuts with questions. Who paid for it? Was this with...

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Homophobia Hiding in Plain Sight

(124) Comments | Posted March 18, 2015 | 7:38 AM

A Time article about the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) three weeks ago offered the observation that the annual event of conservative activists was "mostly silent" on the issue of gay marriage, discussion of which was "brief or nonexistent." From the main stage Jeb Bush confirmed...

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How Madonna Succumbed to 'Victory Blindness'

(21) Comments | Posted March 12, 2015 | 10:25 AM

It's happened to many seasoned LGBT activists, to many progressives, to many in the media, and to other celebrities (like Patricia Arquette), so why shouldn't it happen to Madonna?

The legendary performer and great supporter of LGBT rights told Out magazine:

Gay rights are...
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USA Today Columnist Cal Thomas: Gay Marriage Is A Sign of the 'End Times'

(1159) Comments | Posted March 4, 2015 | 8:54 AM

Long-time conservative columnist Cal Thomas writes a syndicated column for Tribune Media, which appears in respected newspapers across the country, from the Baltimore Sun to Newsday, offering conservative positions on everything from immigration to Iran’s nuclear program. He also co-writes a separate column for...

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Conservative Activist L.Brent Bozell Predicts That Priests Will Be Arrested for Opposing Gay Marriage

(363) Comments | Posted March 3, 2015 | 9:49 AM

Conservative activist and media critic L.Brent Bozell, in an interview at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) over the weekend in National Harbor, Maryland, predicted that “an effort [will be made] within three years” to bring criminal charges against a priest or a pastor for "talking about traditional...

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Founding Mother Of The Conservative Movement: LGBT Rights Not Inevitable

(810) Comments | Posted March 2, 2015 | 9:30 AM

Amid battles that have erupted over states banning local anti-discrimination ordinances and moving forward on “religious liberties” laws targeting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people -- seemingly catching some LGBT activists off-guard -- Phyllis Schlafly has a message for the LGBT community: Don't believe for...

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Jack Falahee Clarifies Why He Won't Reveal His Sexuality Despite Playing A 'Manwhore Homosexual' On TV

(32) Comments | Posted February 26, 2015 | 11:13 AM

"How to Get Away with Murder" star Jack Falahee, who’s been steaming up TV screens with his gay sex scenes, expounded further on why he’s not announcing his sexual orientation any time soon.

In a recent interview in Out that received lots of social media...

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Has the Anti-Gay Right Found Its Gay 'Partial Birth Abortion'?

(432) Comments | Posted February 20, 2015 | 11:08 AM

The passage of a draconian, stealthily worded anti-gay bill set to become law in Arkansas, with little resistance from the national business community, and muted response from even national LGBT leaders and figures such as Bill and Hillary Clinton, raises two very important questions: 1) Have gay leaders...

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Aaron Schock's 'Flamboyant,' 'Racy,' 'Ripped Ab Muscles' 'Lifestyle'

(117) Comments | Posted February 17, 2015 | 10:55 AM

For several weeks now, GOP congressman Aaron Schock of Peoria, Illinois, has been at the center of a great deal of negative media attention because of things he has seemed to be -- or is alleged to be -- hiding.

There's the revelation two weeks ago of...

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Meet Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, Who Isn't About to Give Up His Antigay Crusade

(215) Comments | Posted February 9, 2015 | 12:04 PM

Some Alabama probate judges, at least for the time being, are defying the United States Supreme Court today, refusing to grant marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples while other judges throughout the state are granting those licenses. The defiers are taking their orders from Alabama...

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Does Mike Huckabee Really Believe Serving Gays Is Like Forcing Jews to Sell 'Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp'?

(332) Comments | Posted February 2, 2015 | 9:22 AM

Just a week ago, Mormon church leaders held a scam of a press conference in which they claimed to support anti-discrimination protections for LGBT people, whom they agreed had been discriminated against for centuries. This was at first a shocker, because only seven years ago they urged church...

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Patricia Todd, Alabama's Out State Representative, Says Her Pro-Gay Pledge Inspired Death Threats

(71) Comments | Posted January 28, 2015 | 12:44 PM

Alabama’s only openly gay state legislator, Rep. Patricia Todd (D), expanded on the threat she made over the weekend in a Facebook update in which she said she’d out the marital infidelities of straight anti-gay politicians who threatened to derail marriage equality in the state.

In a...

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Will Justice Roberts Join the Marriage-Equality Majority for All the Wrong Reasons?

(166) Comments | Posted January 23, 2015 | 1:41 PM

Predicting the Supreme Court's decisions is like reading tea leaves. Still, we never tire of either, even if only for the sake of enjoyment. So in that spirit I offer a potential outcome on marriage equality when the Supreme Court takes it up this spring that

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What Will 2016 Mitt Romney Say About Gay Marriage?

(66) Comments | Posted January 16, 2015 | 2:44 PM

Political pundits have been abuzz over -- and bewildered by -- Mitt Romney's statements pointing to a likelihood that he will actually run for president again. He's touched off lots of discussion about his past positions and the holes he's dug for himself -- like the infamous "

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Congressman Jerry Nadler Sounds Off On Jeb Bush, 'Religious Liberty' and DOMA Repeal

(112) Comments | Posted January 15, 2015 | 8:35 AM

Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) spoke out this week about the Respect for Marriage Act, which he reintroduced in Congress last week with Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (Fla.). If passed it would repeal the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), only one portion of which was struck down by the Supreme...

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Jeb Bush: 'Respect' My Opposition to Your Civil Rights Because 'Religious Liberty'

(2560) Comments | Posted January 7, 2015 | 6:56 AM

Once again many in the media have fallen for GOP strategists' attempts to make a candidate seem moderate -- "soften" and "softening" seem to be the words of choice for CNN and others -- while he's not changed his hardcore right-wing position at all.

Here's what happened:...

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Relive 17 Of The Biggest LGBT Political Stories Of 2014

(9) Comments | Posted December 23, 2014 | 8:30 AM

The year 2014 saw enormous gains on LGBT rights as well as the pushback by the determined enemies of equality. Marriage equality moved at its fastest pace, but so did the mantra of "religious liberties" and the attempt to write laws against LGBT people in a host of other areas....

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Saudi Arabia Beheads Gays, but Marco Rubio Has No Problem With You Traveling There

(177) Comments | Posted December 19, 2014 | 1:58 PM

In about a minute you can book a flight to locales that are home to the most brutal anti-gay regimes in the world, where homosexuality is punishable by flogging, imprisonment (sometimes for life) or execution. I don't just mean Uganda or Brunei, where Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah recently decreed...

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