10/03/2014 10:39 am ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Meet Two Activists Who Brought Sweeping Change To The Gay Rights Movement

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Michelangelo Signorile does not hold back. Not then, not now.

A generation ago, he shouted down Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, who would become Pope Benedict XVI. In the gay magazine he worked for, he accused gossip columnist Liz Smith and her high-society friends of being “murderers” for not doing enough about AIDS. And when he was incensed at closeted public figures, he printed their telephone numbers in giant type.

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