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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/Gay.com, 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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Derrick Gordon, UMass Basketball Player, On Feeling 'Ecstatic' After Coming Out And Jason Collins' Influence

(21) Comments | Posted April 18, 2014 | 10:41 AM

“Don’t wait,” 22-year-old Derrick Gordon said emphatically when asked if he has advice for other college athletes thinking about coming out. The University of Massachusetts Amherst sophomore made headlines last week, becoming the first NCAA Division I basketball player to come out as gay.

“Take advantage of everything...

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Dear Andrew Sullivan, 'Left-Liberal Intolerance' Did Not Bring Down Mozilla's CEO

(759) Comments | Posted April 4, 2014 | 8:32 AM

Andrew Sullivan has come to the defense of the Mozilla CEO, Brendan Eich, writing that Eich is being treated as a "heretic," a victim of "left-liberal intolerance" and the "ugly intolerance of parts of the gay movement," forced to resign in the wake of stinging criticism...

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Djuan Trent, Former Miss Kentucky, On Why She Came Out As ‘Queer,' (AUDIO)

(40) Comments | Posted April 2, 2014 | 1:50 PM

"When I originally wrote the blog, I wrote, ‘I am gay,’” Djuan Trent, Miss Kentucky 2010, explained about her public coming out last month, in which she stated on her blog, “I am queer,” stunning the pageant world as well as many of her fellow Kentuckyans. “And then,...

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Scott Lively, Anti-Gay Evangelical Pastor, On LGBT Rights, Running For Governor And Obama

(144) Comments | Posted March 31, 2014 | 10:30 AM

When I asked Scott Lively, the American evangelical pastor who travels the world and who takes credit for getting Russia's “gay propaganda" law passed, to name five prominent non-religious Americans who, like him and other anti-gay evangelical leaders, use science to argue that homosexuality is harmful, he refused...

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How a Lawyer Defied the Gay Establishment and Got Michigan's Marriage Ban Struck Down

(42) Comments | Posted March 25, 2014 | 1:20 PM

"Before I even brought this case, a lot of the national groups suggested that we not bring this in Michigan," attorney Dana Nessel told me in March 2013 regarding the case that she would go on to win, resulting in last week's striking down of Michigan's ban on...

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Let the Catholic League's Bill Donohue March in the Gay Pride Parade!

(34) Comments | Posted March 20, 2014 | 8:33 AM

The Catholic League's Bill Donohue, pit bull of the Catholic Church in America and a man who now seems completely out of touch with his own pope, is furious that Guinness beer opted for diversity rather than bigotry when the company decided to pull out as...

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How the National Organization for Marriage Was Banished to the Basement at CPAC 2014

(104) Comments | Posted March 12, 2014 | 8:32 AM

Oh, those heady days of 2012 for the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC)! That was the year that Maggie Gallagher, the former president of NOM, walked the corridors of CPAC like religious-right royalty, a warrior princess marching into battle against the encroaching homosexual...

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Foster Friess, Rick Santorum Donor, Links Gay Marriage To 'Out-Of-Wedlock' Births And Murder

(207) Comments | Posted March 10, 2014 | 2:35 PM

In a bizarre comparison, Foster Friess, the multi-millionaire mega funder of Rick Santorum’s 2012 presidential run, said gay marriage is among “a number of social and cultural issues” that the country is “migrating” toward, including “out-of-wedlock” births, which he appeared to suggest had led to more murders in Chicago and...

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Ralph Reed, Religious Right Leader, Says Anti-Gay Marriage Amendment Is Dead

(134) Comments | Posted March 7, 2014 | 3:21 PM

Former Christian Coalition leader Ralph Reed, now head of the Faith and Freedom Coalition, conceded in an interview at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Friday that a federal marriage amendment that would ban gay marriage in the U.S. Constitution is a dead issue for GOP presidential...

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Why New Polling Shows Both the GOP and LGBT Groups Are Out of Touch

(80) Comments | Posted March 5, 2014 | 11:02 AM

A new Washington Post/ABC News poll shows that a record majority of Americans supports marriage equality, with 59 percent in favor and 38 percent opposed, and that half of Americans believe marriage for gays and lesbians is a constitutional right.

Ten years ago it was the complete...

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How Big a Win Is Jan Brewer's Veto in Arizona, Honestly?

(120) Comments | Posted February 27, 2014 | 11:07 AM

For days the media built up the hoped-for veto of a "religious freedom" bill by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer. She seemed to enjoy dragging it out, and she basked in her moment in the sun live on primetime national television yesterday. But Jan Brewer taking her sweet time...

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Arizona and Uganda: How the Same Groups Spread the Same Hate Around the Globe

(20) Comments | Posted February 25, 2014 | 9:37 AM

Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council is apoplectic that Arizona's "religious liberties" bill looks like it's going down in flames, attacking "the Left's propaganda machine," which he says is "in full force, cranking out one distortion after the next in what should be a non-controversial debate over...

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CeCe McDonald, Transgender Activist, Recalls Hate Attack, Manslaughter Case

(3) Comments | Posted February 22, 2014 | 10:10 AM

CeCe McDonald left prison last month after serving 19 months of a 41-month sentence, having been convicted of second degree manslaughter — in a plea deal she took to avoid possible murder convictions and perhaps 80 years in prison — after she used deadly force to protect herself...

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Vladimir Luxuria, Italian Transgender Activist And Former MP, On Being Detained In Russia

(9) Comments | Posted February 19, 2014 | 11:03 AM

“The second time, I was very afraid,” said former Italian member of parliament Vladimir Luxuria, about her detention in Sochi, Russia after she defied Vladimir Putin’s “gay propaganda” law twice at the Winter Olympic Games earlier this week, wearing a rainbow flag with a...

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Ken Cuccinelli Rolls in His Political Grave While Ted Cruz Tries to Resurrect Him

(35) Comments | Posted February 14, 2014 | 10:01 AM

It was only a few short months ago that Virginia's Republican former Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli was running for governor of the commonwealth on a platform that included banning sodomy again. And we all know how that turned out.

Now a federal judge has ruled that...

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Sean Strub, Pioneering Gay Activist, On New Memoir 'Body Counts,' And Recounting LGBT History

(4) Comments | Posted February 12, 2014 | 8:46 AM

Sean Strub is a pioneering queer activist, deeply enmeshed in LGBT history. He's published an important new memoir, Body Counts, which has received accolades from Lily Tomlin, Gloria Steinem, historian Martin Duberman and many others, a riveting account of a pivotal time in the march for LGBT civil...

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Will Michael Sam Save the NFL From Its Homophobia?

(15) Comments | Posted February 10, 2014 | 9:27 AM

The NFL has been plagued by homophobic train wrecks. Just last week New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma expressed his fear of taking a shower knowing a gay player might be within eye range. There's former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe now charging that he was fired because...

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Janet Mock, Transgender Writer, Discusses Piers Morgan Controversy, New Book

(51) Comments | Posted February 7, 2014 | 1:24 PM

If she could do it all over again, transgender writer and advocate Janet Mock said she’d have challenged Piers Morgan on CNN in the first of their two “Piers Morgan Live” interviews this week, both of which garnered much media attention and sparked Twitter outrage.

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Jonathan Groff, 'Looking' Star, On The HBO Series' Gay Representation And Its Critics

(94) Comments | Posted February 2, 2014 | 7:24 AM

It’s not often that an actor views a hand job in a park as “incredibly symbolic.” But in a TV series with so much riding on it in terms of queer representation, and when the actor in question is one of the few rising stars who is openly gay, an...

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Pamela Raintree,Transgender Woman Who Dared Councilman To Stone Her, Speaks Out

(38) Comments | Posted February 1, 2014 | 9:03 AM

“I did mean to shock the local audience, because I wanted to get their attention and let them know it’s all based on hypocrisy,” Pamela Raintree, a Shreveport, La. transgender woman, proclaimed. She was discussing her appearance before the City Council on Jan. 17, when she held a...

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