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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

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

(7) 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

(35) 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?

(321) 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

(156) 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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Here's Why You Won't Be Seeing Gus Kenworthy Shirtless Again Soon

(0) Comments | Posted November 3, 2015 | 12:18 PM

Professional freeskier and Olympic silver medalist Gus Kenworthy has been navigating the often treacherous slopes of social media after coming out as gay in a tweet two weeks ago.

Kenworthy, who also explained his early struggles with his sexuality in an ESPN Magazine interview, has...

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Dear Ben Carson: Actually, You Are a 'Homophobe' If You're Opposed to Marriage Equality Now

(524) Comments | Posted October 29, 2015 | 11:46 AM

It really says it all about the Republican Party that the candidate who is the current frontrunner in several polls made the most bigoted, anti-gay comment of last night's GOP debate in Boulder, Colorado. Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson spoke for all those who are swept up by irrational...

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How Hillary Clinton's and Bernie Sanders' DOMA Revisionism Harms LGBT Rights

(119) Comments | Posted October 26, 2015 | 10:46 AM

Over the weekend Bernie Sanders hit Hillary Clinton hard in a speech at the influential Jefferson-Jackson Dinner in Iowa, in what some are saying is an example of his going negative when he said he wouldn't. Whatever your take is on that (his campaign says he's...

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Sorry Joe Biden, But the Republicans ARE Our Enemies

(301) Comments | Posted October 22, 2015 | 12:11 PM

Yesterday Joe Biden finally did the inevitable and announced he is not running for president. It was fine for him to consider running, and it would have been fine for him to decide to run.

But his announcement speech yesterday gave a glimpse of the...

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Valerie Jarrett Doesn't Think America Would Embrace An Anti-Gay President

(0) Comments | Posted October 16, 2015 | 12:16 PM

Senior White House Advisor Valerie Jarrett has a message for the GOP presidential candidates -- namely, Rand Paul, Ben Carson, Mike Huckabee and Ted Cruz -- who’ve been running on an anti-gay agenda.

“It might be interesting in the 24-hour news cycle,” she told me in a recent...

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The Democratic Debate Proved That on LGBT Equality -- and All Issues -- Pressure and Protest Works

(26) Comments | Posted October 14, 2015 | 11:28 AM

The first Democratic debate last night was, refreshingly, a spirited exchange of important ideas and policies, unlike the egomaniacal, mean-spirited, rhetoric-spewing GOP slugfests that have so far transpired. This, even despite CNN's silly showcasing of the last night's event as if it was a Vegas prizefight.


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The Story You Don't Know About The Women Who Helped Overturn DOMA

(0) Comments | Posted October 13, 2015 | 10:17 AM

Here’s a twist for those fire-and-brimstone preachers who rail that same-sex marriage will incur the wrath of the Almighty and bring about the end of civilization: History-making attorney Roberta Kaplan believes she and the iconic Edie Windsor were destined to

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How the Outrage Over the Pope's Kim Davis Meeting May Have Paid Off in a Big Way

(692) Comments | Posted October 2, 2015 | 11:53 AM

The Vatican has now spoken out publicly in response to the international outrage over Pope Francis' meeting with Kim Davis, saying it was not an endorsement of her stand. And one unnamed Vatican official even noted to the media that there is a "sense of...

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프란치스코 교황이 겁쟁이임을 입증했다

(2) Comments | Posted October 1, 2015 | 8:50 PM

*이 글은 허핑턴포스트 게이보이스 편집인인 미켈란젤로 시뇨릴레의 블로그입니다.

처음에는 인정도 부정도 하지 않던 바티칸이, 프란치스코 교황이 켄터키 주 법원 서기 킴 데이비스를 워싱턴의 바티칸 대사관에서 만났다고 인정했다. 교황의 방미 일정이 끝난 뒤 이 둘의 만남을 공개했던 데이비스의 변호사는 교황이 그녀에게 '강해지라'고 말했다고 전했다. 이 단순한...

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How Pope Francis Undermined the Goodwill of His Trip and Proved to Be a Coward

(2503) Comments | Posted September 30, 2015 | 1:39 PM

After first refusing to confirm or deny it, the Vatican has confirmed that Pope Francis met with the Kentucky clerk Kim Davis at the Vatican Embassy in Washington, where Davis' attorney -- who made the news public after the pope's trip ended -- said Francis told her to...

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Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback Believes Same-Sex Marriage, Like Abortion, Will Be Rolled Back

(2) Comments | Posted September 30, 2015 | 1:00 AM

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has been a vocal opponent of marriage equality along with his attorney general, Derek Schmidt, who unsuccessfully represented the state in federal court in 2014. 

Then, after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned gay marriage bans in June, Brownback issued...

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Rick Santorum Wrongly Predicted Pope Francis Would Majorly Focus On Same-Sex Marriage

(0) Comments | Posted September 30, 2015 | 12:00 AM

At the Values Voter Summit last weekend, former U.S. senator and GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum, a devout Catholic, seemed to struggle with Pope Francis’ downplaying of social issues important to conservatives, something that had many commentators on the right irked. When asked during an interview...

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Why The Bakers Who Rejected A Lesbian Couple Aren’t Comparing Themselves To Kim Davis

(0) Comments | Posted September 27, 2015 | 10:46 PM

Melissa and Aaron Klein, co-owners of the Oregon bakery Sweet Cakes by Melissa, are currently appealing a $135,000 fine imposed on them in July by the state of Oregon for turning away a lesbian couple who ordered a wedding cake in 2013. The Kleins had said that...

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Donald Trump Flip-Flops On Kim Davis At Values Voter Summit

(0) Comments | Posted September 25, 2015 | 1:20 PM

In an interview with me at the Values Voter Summit, the annual conference of social conservatives, business tycoon and 2016 GOP candidate Donald Trump appeared to change his position on Kentucky clerk Kim Davis and her defiant stand to refuse marriage licenses with her name on them in opposition to...

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What Pope Francis Really Said About (Gay) Marriage -- and What He Did Not

(172) Comments | Posted September 25, 2015 | 9:48 AM

The United States this past June did something that the Catholic Church and the Vatican have for years railed against: granted marriage equality to its gay and lesbian citizens.

Yet, Pope Francis had nothing to say about it. Not then and not now.

Considering that Pope Benedict often vocally...

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