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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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How Orlando Brutally Exposed The Backlash – And Indifference – To LGBT Equality

(0) Comments | Posted June 23, 2016 | 12:19 PM

Yes, there’s been an enormous outpouring from many Americans who raised millions for local LGBT groups, victims’ families and survivors of the Orlando massacre. Politicians have spoken out in powerful ways, supporting LGBT rights, with at least one even apologizing for past actions. And many prominent...

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Gay Congressman Slams GOP Colleague Who Suggested Gays 'Worthy of Death'

(0) Comments | Posted June 19, 2016 | 9:40 PM

Openly gay Representative Sean Patrick Maloney, a New York Democrat, didn't hold back in talking about members of Congress who blocked a vote to protect LGBT rights last week, taking aim squarely at GOP House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), as well as Rep. Rick Allen, a Georgia Republican...

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O massacre de Orlando é um lembrete doloroso dos perigos que a população LGBT enfrenta todos os dias

(0) Comments | Posted June 17, 2016 | 5:24 PM


Uma noite de festa e diversão no mês do Orgulho Gaya noite latina no clube Pulse, com foco em música, performances e danças latinas -- transformou-se em uma manhã de morte em massa e devastação.

Mas a...

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Why We Need LGBT Pride Now More Than Ever

(0) Comments | Posted June 15, 2016 | 8:24 AM

We've been here before. And it's no less gut-wrenching.

We see the hate, the callous disregard, and the faces of horror, grief and loss.

And, as before, it comes at a time when we thought we'd arrived, when we looked at our old ways of connecting, and when...

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올랜도 게이클럽 학살은 LGBT가 매일매일 겪는 위험을 다시 상기시킨다

(0) Comments | Posted June 13, 2016 | 2:34 PM

축하와 즐거움을 상징하는 프라이드의 밤이 죽음과 충격의 아침으로 변했다. 올랜도의 인기 클럽 펄스에서 매주 라틴 음악, 퍼포먼스, 춤을 테마로 열리는 라틴 나이트에서 총기 난사가 일어난 것이다. 올랜도와 전국의 LGBT 커뮤니티에 충격을 준 이 사건은 LGBT가 언제나 경험해 온 것이다. 게이 및 레즈비언 바와 클럽은 언제나 LGBT에...

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The Orlando Massacre: A Reminder of the Dangers LGBT People Live With Every Day

(0) Comments | Posted June 12, 2016 | 9:39 AM

A Pride month night of celebration and fun -- the weekly Latin Night at the popular Orlando club, Pulse, focused on Latin music, performances and dancing -- turned into a morning of mass death and devastation. But the brutal reality that jarred Orlando's LGBT...

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Donald Trump Is Proving How Mortally Dangerous He Is To LGBT Equality

(0) Comments | Posted June 10, 2016 | 2:02 PM

Contrary to those in the media and elsewhere who claimed he was "far more accepting" on LGBT issues than other GOP candidates, Donald Trump is proving that he very much will be a force against LGBT equality if elected president. And he's doing it in a more insidious,...

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Jeff Bezos Tells Peter Thiel to 'Develop a Thick Skin' About Being 'Outed.' He's 100 Percent Right.

(0) Comments | Posted June 2, 2016 | 11:19 AM

It's been widely reported that Amazon's Jeff Bezos weighed in on billionaire Peter Thiel and his crusade to destroy Gawker essentially because he's angry that the website focused on the fact that he is gay back in 2007. Bezos, responding to a question about the Gawker...

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Gawker Didn't 'Out' Peter Thiel -- Nor Did It Wrong Him in Any Way

(0) Comments | Posted May 26, 2016 | 9:53 AM

Billionaire Paypal co-founder Peter Thiel tells the New York Times that he secretly bankrolled the lawsuit brought against Gawker Media by Hulk Hogan as a "deterrence" in the name of the "victims" -- including himself -- of Gawker's "bullying people even when there was no connection with the...

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Meet Jim Gray, The Gay Man Who Hopes to Beat Senator Rand Paul In November

(0) Comments | Posted May 22, 2016 | 11:53 PM

Jim Gray, the openly gay mayor of Lexington, Kentucky, wants you to know that, despite Kim Davis' crusade, you shouldn’t stereotype everyone in the Bluegrass State as bigoted and antigay. Last week he became the Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate race in Kentucky,...

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Meet The Drag Queen Who Helped Take Down Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore

(0) Comments | Posted May 18, 2016 | 10:08 AM

"I'm just a good old-fashioned drag queen," Ambrosia Starling said in an interview with me on SiriusXM Progress. "Do the show. Make somebody smile when they're not feeling good. Keep on rocking. Get ready for this fall's local charity event."

The event to which Starling...

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Why Did Bernie Sanders Cancel a High-Profile Meeting With AIDS Activists?

(0) Comments | Posted May 11, 2016 | 11:19 AM

The math may be nearly impossible in the pledged delegate count, but Bernie Sanders has said he is staying in the Democratic race to win the nomination for the presidency. He repeated it again after pulling out a big win in West Virginia's primary yesterday. He's even discussed...

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Kristin Chenoweth Will Perform In North Carolina, Donate All Proceeds To Charity

(0) Comments | Posted May 8, 2016 | 11:19 AM

In a week in which fans saw Kristin Chenoweth reuniting after 12 years with Idina Menzel for a "Wicked" performance, the actress and singer also weighed in on North Carolina’s anti-LGBT law, HB2, which has drawn a firestorm of criticism across the country, including condemnation...

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How Donald Trump Is Already Surrounding Himself With Fervent Homophobes

(0) Comments | Posted May 5, 2016 | 11:38 AM

Ben Carson should have been sidelined from GOP politics forever after his presidential campaign tanked. In addition to his major foreign policy gaffes and his bizzaro tax plan, he'd defined himself as a complete troglodyte on social issues, particularly his horrific comments about homosexuality. He'd compared homosexuality to...

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The New York Times' Bizarre Attempt to Portray Donald Trump as 'More Accepting on Gay Issues'

(0) Comments | Posted May 3, 2016 | 10:51 AM

Donald Trump is opposed to marriage equality. That is true, stated over and over again, almost a year after the Supreme Court ruled in a landmark case, allowing gay and lesbian citizens across the nation to legally marry.

Trump said on Fox News he would "strongly consider"...

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Will North Carolina's Anti-LGBT Bathroom Law Be The Downfall of Governor Pat McCrory?

(0) Comments | Posted April 26, 2016 | 3:14 PM

It may too soon to tell, but so far North Carolina GOP governor Pat McCrory's signing of a sweeping anti-LGBT law hasn't been a great help to his re-election campaign. It would be ironic -- and just desserts -- if a cynical political move to save his campaign actually doomed...

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Former Arizona Governor Jan Brewer: Bathroom Talk 'Kind Of Bizarre'

(0) Comments | Posted April 22, 2016 | 10:54 AM

Former Arizona GOP governor Jan Brewer has now weighed in on North Carolina’s anti-LGBT law, which bans transgender people from using public rest rooms that correspond with their gender identity. She agrees with Donald Trump’s comments earlier this week opposing the law — comments that...

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Everything You Need To Know About The Wave Of 100+ Anti-LGBT Bills Pending In States

(0) Comments | Posted April 14, 2016 | 3:52 PM

WASHINGTON -- It's been almost a year since the Supreme Court's historic ruling in favor of same-sex marriage. And in that time, there's been an ugly backlash.

A new law in Mississippi lets any person or business deny services to same-sex couples because of...

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How Dennis Hastert Demonized Gays as Predators While He Was the True 'Super-Predator'

(0) Comments | Posted April 13, 2016 | 2:09 PM

No, it wasn't African-American young men of the '90s -- supposedly feral, "fatherless" and "godless" urban youth hell-bent on murder and mayhem -- who were "super-predators," a myth since exposed and which was created by the Princeton political science professor John DiIulio (who later became George...

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T.R. Knight Sounds Off On Backlash To Equality, New Projects

(0) Comments | Posted April 9, 2016 | 8:56 AM

T.R. Knight winces just a little bit when he hears himself described as “brave” for having come out as gay back in 2006 while he was co-starring in "Grey’s Anatomy"— a time when there were far fewer television actors who were out.

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