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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/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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How Marco Rubio Crusades Against Gays and Women While Still Being Labeled 'Moderate'

(0) Comments | Posted February 8, 2016 | 9:35 AM

Last week, The New York Times, in an example of how a lot of the media portray Marco Rubio, referred to Rubio as the "only candidate outside the hard right to perform well in the caucuses." Over and over again, reporters at news organizations from Politico...

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Why 'Younger' Star Debi Mazar Says Her Husband Loves Her Playing A Lesbian

(0) Comments | Posted February 3, 2016 | 11:15 AM


“I’ve been surrounded by ‘the life' my whole life,” acclaimed actress Debi Mazar told me in an interview on SiriusXM Progress. By “the life,” she meant queer life, as she discussed her role in Darren Star’s TV Land hit, “Younger,” playing a...

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Gays for Trump: How the Log Cabin Republicans Were Deluded By a Demagogue

(0) Comments | Posted February 1, 2016 | 8:46 AM

Back in December, the Log Cabin Republicans (LCR) were absolutely giddy about the idea of Donald Trump as president.

Yes, he'd called Mexican immigrants "rapists." Yes, he'd made vile remarks about women. And yes, he'd said Muslims should be banned from entering the country. But as far...

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How Indiana, Incredibly, Is on the Road Again to Passing Discriminatory Anti-LGBT Laws

(0) Comments | Posted January 26, 2016 | 1:35 PM

Unbelievably, Indiana Republicans, who last year were at the center of a national firestorm over an anti-LGBT Religious Restoration Freedom Act (RFRA) -- and were forced to retreat on it in large part -- are at it again. This time it's even worse, with a series...

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How an Early Endorsement From Largest LGBT Group May Reveal Hillary Clinton's Worst Fears

(0) Comments | Posted January 21, 2016 | 9:23 AM

This week the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the largest LGBT group, endorsed Hillary Clinton for president. It was a bit of a shocker not because HRC endorsed a Democrat -- the group has only endorsed Democratic presidential candidates, as the GOP has always been hostile toward LGBT rights...

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How Ted Cruz Might Actually Support 'New York Values' and Gay Marriage More Than He Lets On

(0) Comments | Posted January 15, 2016 | 3:41 PM

Ted Cruz has been attacking "New York values," something he declined to describe at first, saying people across the country would simply "know" what he means, until Thursday night's GOP presidential debate, when pressed to give more detail. He then said, "Everybody understands that the values...

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Here's Why It's Important That Kim Davis Was at the State of the Union

(0) Comments | Posted January 13, 2016 | 1:23 PM

President Obama's State of the Union address was a clarion call to the American people, warning that the forces of intolerance and bigotry are out there, trying to exploit our fears and have us turn to the dark side.

The president was mostly referring to Donald Trump, Ted...

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Lesbian Mayor Of Salt Lake City Is Hopeful Mormon Church Will Shift On LGBT Rights

(0) Comments | Posted January 12, 2016 | 10:30 AM


Jackie Biskupski made history last week as the first openly gay or lesbian person sworn in as mayor of Salt Lake City, seat of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS), which has a notorious history of working against LGBT rights...

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Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore: Laws Are Superseded By God

(0) Comments | Posted January 7, 2016 | 11:29 AM

The chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, Roy Moore, is once again trying to ban marriages for gays and lesbians in his state, handing down an order directing probate judges to stop issuing licenses. But Moore is offering convoluted legal reasoning to mask his true belief: That...

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Cheyenne Jackson Opens Up About His Sex Scenes with Lady Gaga On 'American Horror Story: Hotel'

(0) Comments | Posted January 6, 2016 | 1:18 PM


Cheyenne Jackson, currently co-starring in "American Horror Story: Hotel," which returns tonight on FX, has had a multi-faceted career on Broadway, in films, on television and as a recording star. Still, the intense sex scenes in "Horror Story" — in which his character, bisexual fashion icon...

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George Takei Reveals Why He Stayed Closeted For So Long

(0) Comments | Posted December 23, 2015 | 1:01 PM


George Takei, currently starring in the Broadway musical "Allegiance," inspired by his own family’s struggles as Japanese-Americans who were interned during World War II, opened up about the enormous conflict he felt early on in his career being gay but remaining closeted. It wasn't...

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Reagan's Daughter: My Dad Would Be 'So Appalled' By GOP Presidential Candidates

(0) Comments | Posted December 21, 2015 | 11:11 AM


Patti Davis, daughter of former President Ronald Reagan and Nancy Reagan, blasted the current GOP's field of 2016 presidential candidates, and claimed her father would be similarly "appalled."


In an interview with me on SiriusXM Progress, Davis said her father, who was shot...

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Big Wins, Bigotry And Backlash: The Queer Political Stories Of 2015

(0) Comments | Posted December 18, 2015 | 7:46 AM

2015 was a historic year with marriage equality coming to every state in the nation and transgender visibility surging. But the backlash to queer rights also surged.

Though it may not appear in full focus now, we'll almost certainly look back at...

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Dear Media: Stop Using the Term 'Radicalized' Unless You Apply It to White Christian Extremists, Too

(0) Comments | Posted December 10, 2015 | 11:56 AM

The double standard can't be more jarring: For days television networks and media outlets have been parroting the FBI in telling us how the San Bernadino shooters were "radicalized" at this or that time, or speculating on their "radicalization" and how it occurred. This terminology, when...

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Jonathan Groff Reveals What It's Really Like To Film A Gay Sex Scene

(0) Comments | Posted December 9, 2015 | 11:40 AM


Jonathan Groff is back on Broadway as King George in the musical phenomenon, "Hamilton," after a short leave while he made the wrap-up special of the now-canceled HBO series, “Looking." In an interview with me on SiriusXM Progress, Groff talked about...

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How These Gay and Bisexual Members of Congress Sold Out Desperate LGBT Syrian Refugees

(0) Comments | Posted November 25, 2015 | 12:57 PM

"Our people are being thrown off buildings and they're stoned to death," Neil Grungras, the executive director of the Organization for Refuge, Asylum & Migration, told me this week, speaking about the plight of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people in the grip of ISIS in Syria. The photos and...

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Jill Soloway On Caitlyn Jenner And What It Means To Be A Woman

(0) Comments | Posted November 23, 2015 | 10:16 AM


“Transparent” creator Jill Soloway has a short and to-the-point response for the harsh, transphobic treatment of Caitlyn Jenner, who most recently received negative reactions for being honored with a Woman of the Year award by Glamour magazine:


“People really disdain femininity — unless it’s perfect.”

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Charlie Sheen, HIV Stigma and Why the Media Panic Is Ugly

(0) Comments | Posted November 17, 2015 | 11:33 AM

The breathless, lurid speculation for weeks until Charlie Sheen stated in an interview today that he is HIV-positive -- and his revelation that he spent millions of dollars to keep the news quiet, extorted by several individuals -- proves just how far we have to go...

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Why Is the Media Ignoring Ted Cruz's Embrace of 'Kill the Gays' Pastor?

(0) Comments | Posted November 12, 2015 | 1:28 PM

Last weekend Senator Ted Cruz, along with fellow GOP presidential candidates Mike Huckabee and Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal, spoke at a conference in Des Moines headed up by a man who advocates the execution of gay people -- per his interpretation of the bible -- and who made his call...

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How Houston Was Lost: Prop 8 Redux as LGBT Rights Are Put on the Ballot

(0) Comments | Posted November 4, 2015 | 9:58 AM

Political strategists warned LGBT activists in the days ahead of the vote: There was little Spanish-language outreach, no big ad buy in Spanish-language media -- in a city that is 44% Hispanic -- countering the lies of the opposition, who'd certainly been doing their own outreach....

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