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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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Patricia Todd, Alabama's Out State Representative, Says Her Pro-Gay Pledge Inspired Death Threats

(0) Comments | Posted January 28, 2015 | 1:44 PM

Alabama’s only openly gay state legislator, Rep. Patricia Todd (D), expanded on the threat she made over the weekend in a Facebook update in which she said she’d out the marital infidelities of straight anti-gay politicians who threatened to derail marriage equality in the state.

In a...

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Will Justice Roberts Join the Marriage-Equality Majority for All the Wrong Reasons?

(155) Comments | Posted January 23, 2015 | 2:41 PM

Predicting the Supreme Court's decisions is like reading tea leaves. Still, we never tire of either, even if only for the sake of enjoyment. So in that spirit I offer a potential outcome on marriage equality when the Supreme Court takes it up this spring that

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What Will 2016 Mitt Romney Say About Gay Marriage?

(66) Comments | Posted January 16, 2015 | 3:44 PM

Political pundits have been abuzz over -- and bewildered by -- Mitt Romney's statements pointing to a likelihood that he will actually run for president again. He's touched off lots of discussion about his past positions and the holes he's dug for himself -- like the infamous "

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Congressman Jerry Nadler Sounds Off On Jeb Bush, 'Religious Liberty' and DOMA Repeal

(112) Comments | Posted January 15, 2015 | 9:35 AM

Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) spoke out this week about the Respect for Marriage Act, which he reintroduced in Congress last week with Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (Fla.). If passed it would repeal the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), only one portion of which was struck down by the Supreme...

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Jeb Bush: 'Respect' My Opposition to Your Civil Rights Because 'Religious Liberty'

(2552) Comments | Posted January 7, 2015 | 7:56 AM

Once again many in the media have fallen for GOP strategists' attempts to make a candidate seem moderate -- "soften" and "softening" seem to be the words of choice for CNN and others -- while he's not changed his hardcore right-wing position at all.

Here's what happened:...

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Relive 17 Of The Biggest LGBT Political Stories Of 2014

(9) Comments | Posted December 23, 2014 | 9:30 AM

The year 2014 saw enormous gains on LGBT rights as well as the pushback by the determined enemies of equality. Marriage equality moved at its fastest pace, but so did the mantra of "religious liberties" and the attempt to write laws against LGBT people in a host of other areas....

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Saudi Arabia Beheads Gays, but Marco Rubio Has No Problem With You Traveling There

(177) Comments | Posted December 19, 2014 | 2:58 PM

In about a minute you can book a flight to locales that are home to the most brutal anti-gay regimes in the world, where homosexuality is punishable by flogging, imprisonment (sometimes for life) or execution. I don't just mean Uganda or Brunei, where Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah recently decreed...

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Soccer Star Robbie Rogers Looks To The Future After Splitting With Greg Berlanti

(10) Comments | Posted December 12, 2014 | 9:59 AM

Out soccer player Robbie Rogers, promoting his new book Coming out to Play, confirmed yesterday that he’d broken off his relationship with Hollywood producer Greg Berlanti, speaking out about it for the first time since Perez Hilton claimed earlier in the week that the two had...

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Meet the Pastor Who Told Me He Hoped I Got Brain Cancer and Died

(117) Comments | Posted December 5, 2014 | 12:45 PM

I wasn't shocked to see a video that went viral in recent days in which Steven L. Anderson, an Arizona pastor, had given a sermon on November 30, quoting Leviticus and calling for executing gays as a solution to the AIDS epidemic. That's because a few years...

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10 Hours of Catcalling Straight Men in NYC as a Gay Man: How to Get Fag-Bashed

(63) Comments | Posted November 20, 2014 | 2:06 PM

The reactions to "10 Hours of Walking in NYC as a Woman," the recent viral video from the anti-street-harassment group Hollaback, have run the gamut from angry and mocking to inspired and supportive, and some are fascinating. In case you missed the video, which has received...

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Bizarro Election 2014: When Homophobes Backed Gay-Equality Supporters and Vice Versa

(2) Comments | Posted November 13, 2014 | 12:33 PM

In 2014 hedge-fund billionaire Paul Singer backed some of the most anti-gay politicians -- and defeated others committed to full LGBT equality -- by pouring millions into super PACS and the Republican Governor's Association.

He helped anti-gay, personhood-amendment-backing Joni Ernst win a U.S. Senate seat in Iowa. He aided the...

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Idaho Representative John McCrostie Discusses Being A Gay Politician

(2) Comments | Posted November 9, 2014 | 10:19 AM

While Election Day brought bad news for many Democrats, there was a big win for LGBT equality in the deeply red state of Idaho. Democrat John McCrositie became the first openly gay man elected to Idaho’s House of Representatives, and became only the second openly gay, lesbian or...

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남자가 '게이처럼' 보인다는 것은 무엇을 뜻하는가?

(0) Comments | Posted November 8, 2014 | 11:46 AM

데이비드와 제이슨 벤험 형제는 게이가 아니다. 둘 다 결혼했고 (여자와), 자녀는 아홉이나 된다. 이 쌍둥이 형제는 지난 4월에 HGTV 리얼리티쇼 '플립 잇 포워드(Flip It Forward 주택을 개조하여 매매하는 과정을 묘사하는 쇼)'에 나가게 됐는데 데이비드가 동성애를 "악령"이라고 비난하는 영상이 퍼지고 이들이 "동성애와 동성애 관련 의제"에 반대하는 기도 모임을 주관했다는 뉴스가 나오면서...

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What Makes Men 'Gay'?

(86) Comments | Posted November 3, 2014 | 12:32 PM

David and Jason Benham aren't gay. Each is married (to a woman), and they have nine children between them. In fact, the twin brothers lost their HGTV reality show, Flip It Forward, last April, before it even got off the ground, after videos and audio surfaced...

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Frank Shaefer Praises Church 'Refrocking' After Performing Son's Gay Marriage

(90) Comments | Posted October 29, 2014 | 3:30 PM

The Rev. Frank Schaefer was jubilant yesterday, discussing what’s been dubbed his “refrocking" in the United Methodist Church (UMC), calling it a “huge” decision for LGBT rights.

The UMC’s Judicial Council ruled this week that he would continue to be an ordained minister in the church, overruling...

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Roberta Kaplan, DOMA Attorney, Discusses Challenging Mississippi Gay Marriage Ban

(5) Comments | Posted October 25, 2014 | 10:00 AM

Attorney Roberta Kaplan, who represented Edie Windsor in the landmark case, United States v. Windsor, which struck down the Defense of Marriage Act in 2013, filed suit this week in federal court in Jackson to overturn Mississippi’s ban on same-sex marriage on behalf of two lesbian couples: Rebecca...

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What's the Probability That Michael Sam Was Cut Because He's Gay, Really?

(109) Comments | Posted October 24, 2014 | 1:09 PM

I've seen a little too much insistence this week, online and on social media, that Michael Sam's being cut from the Dallas Cowboys' practice squad had nothing to do with his being gay. It's a bit overwrought and defensive. A lot of fans seem to want to believe...

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Alan Cumming Discusses 'Not My Father's Son,' 'Club Cumming' And 'The Good Wife'

(0) Comments | Posted October 15, 2014 | 11:31 AM

Alan Cumming’s new memoir, "Not My Father's Son," revisits a lot of painful, harrowing childhood memories, as he recounts being physically and verbally abused by his father. But that doesn’t mean the actor’s wry sense of humor isn’t on display.

“There also are bits in the book that...

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The Right's New Strategy After Gay Marriage Loss: Finding the Gay 'Partial Birth Abortion'

(114) Comments | Posted October 7, 2014 | 11:25 AM

A little over a week ago at the Values Voters Summit (VVS), I spoke with Brian Brown, president of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), and he was positively certain that the Supreme Court would take one of the marriage cases it rejected yesterday (listen to the audio below). Not...

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Tony Perkins, Family Research Council President, On Claim Of Link Between Homosexuality And Pedophilia

(81) Comments | Posted September 29, 2014 | 4:00 PM

At the Values Voters Summit over the weekend, Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, had two words for LGBT and progressive groups who took out an ad in The Washington Post which stated that his organization’s “groundless demonization of LGBT people,” linking homosexuality with...

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