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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.

Entries by Michelangelo Signorile

The Radio Call-In That Had Everyone Crying on the Day of the Supreme Court's Marriage Decision

(16) Comments | Posted June 30, 2015 | 5:11 PM

It was of course a milestone for the LGBT equality movement when the Supreme Court ruled on Friday that marriage is a constitutional right for gays and lesbians. But for many it meant much more than rights. It was personal, about their relationships, their families and even their...

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Why Larry Kramer's Galvinizing Message About LGBT Activism Is The Same As It's Always Been

(1) Comments | Posted June 29, 2015 | 1:21 PM

“I still have that anger and I would still like to galvanize everyone, but it doesn’t appear that we’re galvanize-able as a population,” AIDS activist, author and playwright Larry Kramer said, discussing why LGBT activism is so necessary at a time in which he fears complacency has set in. That...

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John Waters Says He Never Actually Came Out As Gay Because Nobody Asked

(15) Comments | Posted June 24, 2015 | 2:54 PM

You simply can’t get more queer than John Waters, director of "Pink Flamingos," "Polyester," "Serial Mom" and "Hairspray," and a man who made an international movie star of the late drag queen Divine, and launched the cult comeback of the formerly closeted Hollywood heartthrob Tab Hunter.

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Laverne Cox: Men Dating Trans Women Are Probably 'Stigmatized More Than Trans Women'

(58) Comments | Posted June 18, 2015 | 9:36 AM

Actress Laverne Cox has been a forceful advocate for transgender women. She wants the world to know, however, that “gender policing” hurts everyone, and, in particular, men who date transgender women feel its effects in an intensely harsh way. And, she says, these men need someone high-profile among them to...

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Why Indiana Wasn't a Turning Point on LGBT Rights -- and Why You Should Be Mad About It

(240) Comments | Posted June 15, 2015 | 12:09 PM

Back in March, when Republican Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana and the state's Republican-controlled legislature retreated under pressure on a Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), many heralded the Indiana "moment" as a "turning point" in the battle for full LGBT rights. Big business would now lead...

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Why Hillary Clinton Must Back a LGBT Full Civil Rights Law for Her Own Sake

(136) Comments | Posted June 5, 2015 | 9:34 AM

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), running for the Democratic nomination for the presidency, wants to amend the 1964 Civil Rights Act to include gay and transgender people, assuring a federal law that would ban discrimination in employment, housing, public accommodations, education and all spheres of American life, with no...

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Mary Gonzalez, First Openly Pansexual Legislator, Explains How She Is Changing Minds In Texas

(457) Comments | Posted May 29, 2015 | 9:14 AM

As the state legislative session comes to a close in Texas, Democrats have impressively managed to beat back the bulk of over 20 anti-gay bills conservative Republicans had created in committees in an effort to blunt a Supreme Court ruling this month that could bring marriage equality to the entire...

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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Says Supreme Court Decision On Marriage Equality 'Just The Beginning'

(402) Comments | Posted May 26, 2015 | 11:46 AM

“Our fight for LGBT equality is not nearly over,” Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) stated emphatically in an interview with me last week on SiriusXM Progress. “And I’m hopeful, very hopeful, that the Supreme Court will say it’s unconstitutional to ban gay marriage. But that’s really just the beginning...

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Rep. Cecil Bell Sounds Off On Defying Supreme Court Over Same-Sex Marriage In Texas

(205) Comments | Posted May 21, 2015 | 11:53 AM

“I don’t think any bill is dead as long as there’s session left,” Rep. Cecil Bell (R-Magnolia), a Texas state legislator, told me this week in the corridors of the massive Texas State Capitol, the largest of all the state capitol buildings, the dome of which, not surprisingly,...

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Why Tim Cook Should Threaten to Shut Down Apple Campus Amid Texas Anti-Gay Crusade

(311) Comments | Posted May 13, 2015 | 9:19 AM

There's a full-blown emergency playing out in Texas. It's a gay civil rights emergency, and, if left unchecked, a disaster will occur that could affect the future of gay and transgender people there for some time to come. And yet, there's largely been dead silence from business leaders,...

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Why the Boycott Against Ted Cruz's Gay Hosts Is a Watershed Moment

(226) Comments | Posted May 4, 2015 | 12:49 PM

For almost two weeks a boycott has been in full force against two gay hoteliers, Ian Reisner and Mati Weiderpass, who hosted anti-gay U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), now running for the 2016 GOP nomination for the presidency, at their Central Park South apartment. One of them boasted...

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How the Supreme Court Actually Mirrors the American Public on Marriage Equality

(148) Comments | Posted April 30, 2015 | 6:58 AM

Some in the media have portrayed the Supreme Court justices' questions in Tuesday's historic marriage equality oral arguments -- particularly those by conservative justices talking about ancient Greece and the "millennia" -- as completely out of touch. That may be so when it comes to actual...

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

(645) 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

(123) 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'

(1156) 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

(356) 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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