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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

Misogyny and Homphobia in the NFL: Is America's Crisis of Masculinity Playing Out in Its Favorite Sport?

(60) Comments | Posted September 16, 2014 | 1:52 PM

The Ray Rice scandal has lifted the lid off the NFL like never before. And it raises a very important question: Is it a coincidence that the NFL is more popular than ever, with the Super Bowl as the ultimate national event, at the same time that many...

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Here's Why You Shouldn't Back a Candidate Just Because He's Gay

(46) Comments | Posted September 11, 2014 | 2:53 PM

Do you think it's in the best interest of LGBT people to add another GOP seat to the House of Representatives? Whether you're gay or straight, pro- or anti-LGBT, you couldn't answer that question with anything other than a firm "No!"

Of course, if you're anti-LGBT, it would be...

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Catholic League's Bill Donohue: Gays Must Keep Pants On If Marching In St. Pat's Day Parade

(89) Comments | Posted September 4, 2014 | 11:47 AM

Responding to the decision by organizers of New York’s St. Patrick's Day Parade ending its ban and allowing for the first time an LGBT group to march behind its banner, Bill Donohue of Catholic League, a longtime opponent of allowing gays to march, asked, “Will the gays behave?”

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Michael Sam and the NFL's Virulent Homophobia

(353) Comments | Posted September 2, 2014 | 8:51 AM

Michael Sam was cut by the St. Louis Rams over the weekend. Over the following 24 hours, no other team had decided to claim the first openly gay player drafted to the NFL. Then came the news that the Rams didn't choose him for its practice squad. And...

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Who Cares If Burger King Is Pro-Gay When It's Hurting Every One of Us?

(167) Comments | Posted August 26, 2014 | 12:54 PM

I'm really getting tired of companies, politicians, donors and other entities using their support of LGBT rights -- something much easier to do these days -- as a way to pose as progressive, often as a PR move to blunt criticism of a bad record or even nefarious actions. And...

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When Backing Pro-Gay GOPers Is Actually Something Nefarious

(7) Comments | Posted August 19, 2014 | 11:32 AM

Yesterday there was a very puffy piece in USA Today about Paul Singer, the Republican hedge-fund billionaire who supports same-sex marriage (his son is gay) and founded a super PAC that has financially backed GOP politicians who voted for gay marriage in several states that passed marriage equality....

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17 Minnesota Lawmakers Demand Vikings Impose Harsher Penalty On Coach For Anti-Gay Comments

(15) Comments | Posted August 7, 2014 | 10:49 AM

State Senator Scott Dibble (DFL-Minneapolis) put it very simply to Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf: The taxpayers of Minnesota are footing the bill for the Minnesota Vikings’ $500 million "brand new shiny stadium,” and if the Vikings want more tax breaks for the Super Bowl in Minneapolis in 2018, then...

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Gay Congressman Mark Pocan: ENDA Religious Exemption Will Go, Obama Is 'Leading Us'

(3) Comments | Posted July 31, 2014 | 11:15 AM

Openly gay Congressman Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) weighed in on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), at the center of controversy since major LGBT groups pulled their support of the bill in the wake of the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision because of its broad religious exemption.


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Meet New York Giants' David Tyree's Anti-Gay 'Spiritual Mother,' Who Says Jews 'Own Everything'

(21) Comments | Posted July 30, 2014 | 2:26 PM

"You can talk about the Holocaust, but the Jews, they own everything!" blared Apostle Kimberly Daniels, who is part of an extreme Christian movement, the New Apostolic Reformation, which believes in a complete takeover of government. Following "7 Mountains" theology, the belief is that...

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The Stupidity of the New York Giants Hiring Anti-Gay David Tyree

(153) Comments | Posted July 24, 2014 | 12:41 PM

This week the New York Giants announced the hiring of former Giant David Tyree as director of player development. I thought this report had to be some sort of sick joke. Coach Tom Coughlin described the job like this:

It is the working relationship with the players...
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Allyson Robinson, Transgender Activist, Talks Military, Trans Rights

(3) Comments | Posted July 22, 2014 | 11:21 AM

Now that President Obama has signed an executive order banning workplace discrimination against LGBT people among federal contractors, transgender activists are wondering if he’ll get around to doing something else he could do with the stroke of a pen: ending the the ban on transgender people serving opening...

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ENDA: The Nightmare Scenario in Which GOPers Push a Bad Bill That Gay Groups Dropped

(4) Comments | Posted July 15, 2014 | 11:42 AM

Last week I wrote about the trap that gay groups may have set for themselves in a post-Hobby Lobby world, having previously backed a broad religious exemption in the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). By week's end, most major groups had pulled their support for ENDA, following...

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John Waters On His 'Carsick' Gay Porn Fantasy, Marriage Equality And Career Success

(6) Comments | Posted July 12, 2014 | 7:27 AM

"You know, I'm sure that Johnny Davenport is probably not looking to be found today," said John Waters, the always hilarious and indefatigable cult filmmaker, talking about a fantasy he conjures up in his new book, Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America, about the 1980s gay porn star...

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Have Gay Groups Set Their Own Trap With a Religious Exemption in ENDA?

(32) Comments | Posted July 7, 2014 | 2:46 PM

In the wake of the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision, and while the White House is still drafting an executive order banning anti-LGBT discrimination among federal contractors, a lot of people are wondering if LGBT groups and members of Congress set a trap for themselves and the rest of...

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OutWeek: How Queers Started a Revolution in Journalism 25 Years Ago

(6) Comments | Posted June 30, 2014 | 10:46 AM

The first cover of OutWeek (June 1989), which depicted a poster for the first post-Stonewall publication from 20 years earlier, Come Out!, which featured a photo of members of the Gay Liberation Front in 1969.

Twenty-five years ago this month a revolution in journalism...

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Five (or So) Questions I Put to Superlawyer Ted Olson About Gay Marriage and Prop 8

(10) Comments | Posted June 23, 2014 | 2:18 PM

Superlawyers Ted Olson and David Boies have a new book, Redeeming the Dream: The Case for Marriage Equality, their account of taking on California's Proposition 8, getting it ruled unconstitutional and moving marriage equality forward. And since the publication of Jo Becker's controversial Forcing the Spring, it's fair to say...

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Jason Hanna And Joe Riggs, Texas Gay Fathers, Denied Legal Parenthood Of Twin Sons

(1200) Comments | Posted June 18, 2014 | 10:43 AM

It’s heartbreaking to think that a state has erased the parents of children and put a family in legal jeopardy, simply because of discrimination against gay and lesbian couples. But that’s what happened to a gay couple in Texas after what they described as the "magical" birth of their twin...

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Why Rick Perry Thinks It's Politically Clever to Liken Homosexuality to Alcoholism

(55) Comments | Posted June 16, 2014 | 5:29 PM

While it was widely reported last week that Texas Gov. Rick Perry had once again likened homosexuality to alcoholism, it went almost unnoticed in the national media that the Texas Republican Party platform had removed its prior call to bring back the Texas sodomy statute, which would have...

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Laverne Cox Talks Performing In Nightclubs, 'Orange Is The New Black' And More

(3) Comments | Posted June 12, 2014 | 9:28 AM

Laverne Cox has wanted to perform for as long as she can remember.

“Before I knew I was trans, I knew I was a performer,” said the actress, now winning raves for her role in "Orange Is the New Black," the Netflix critical smash currently in its second season....

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What Jenny McCarthy Needs to Learn From Jonah Hill: How to Say, 'I F'd Up'

(19) Comments | Posted June 5, 2014 | 1:00 PM

It's been a week of apologies -- and non-apologies -- for bigotry. It began when the Chicago Sun-Times ran a horrendous anti-trans column, an attack on Laverne Cox, claiming in a headline that the transgender actress and activist, who graced the cover of Time magazine this week, is...

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