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August 7, 2013

Facing calls for a worldwide boycott, maker of Stolichnaya Vodka changes employee anti-discrimination rules to now include sexual orientation

The parent company of Stolichnaya Vodka, SPI Group, has recently added sexual orientation to its anti-discrimination clause.

Late last week John Aravosis, of Americablog, pointed to an interview Stolichnaya CEO Val Mendeleev had with Michelangelo Signorile.

Mendeleev was asked why Stoli had no non-discrimination policy concerning gay and transgender employees.

August 4, 2013

While he balks at having minors taking 'ex-gay' therapy, Alan Chambers wants adults to have the choice

The president of the now defunct ex-gay group Exodus International repeated the apology he made to gays and lesbians in early summer, but kept way from labeling his relationship with his wife.

Alan Chambers sat down with reporter Michelangelo Signorile on SiriusXM Progress.

August 4, 2013

While he balks at having minors taking 'ex-gay' therapy, Alan Chambers wants adults to have the choice

The president of the now defunct ex-gay group Exodus International repeated the apology he made to gays and lesbians in early summer, but kept way from labeling his relationship with his wife.

Alan Chambers sat down with reporter Michelangelo Signorile on SiriusXM Progress.

April 17, 2013

Nancy Reagan is quietly in favor of marriage equality, says her daughter

Former First Lady Nancy Reagan is 91 and not about to make any kind of public statement about marriage equality herself.

So her daughter, author Patti Davis, took it upon herself in an interview this week to say that her mother is in favor of gay marriage.

'She does,' Davis replied to Huffington Post's Michelangelo Signorile when asked if her mother favored gay marriage.

September 25, 2012

'I'm not gonna stand by one of my best friends and watch them be discriminated against'

With a new book out called Cyndi Lauper: A Memoir, the singer of such classic hits as Girls Just Wanna Have Fun and True Colors is in a reflective mood looking back at what has made her the woman she is today.

In addition to performing, Lauper has become one of the staunchest LGBT allies in showbiz with her Give a Damn campaign, her True Colors tours and True Colors Fund.

September 6, 2012

'I now understand why they call themselves Log Cabin: their role model is Uncle Tom'

Barney Frank, the first openly gay US congressman in history, has some harsh words for gay people who belong to the group Log Cabin Republicans.

'I now understand why they call themselves Log Cabin: their role model is Uncle Tom,' the famous liberal says in an interview at the Democratic National Convention where he will speak tonight (6 September).

August 31, 2012

Illinois lawmaker has gained national attention for his chisled physique

Aaron Schock is a handsome US congressman so fit that he has posed for the cover Men's Health magazine, his shirt unbuttoned and washboard abs on full display.

Schock is a Republican who is against gay marriage and voted against the repeal of the military's Don't Ask Don't Tell policy but it is the 31 year old's physique and sense of  fashion that seems to be fueling speculation about his sexuality.

So at the Republican National Convention this week, gay journalist Michelangelo Signorile asked Schock if he is gay.

August 30, 2012

Evangelical activist Gary Bauer: 'I think he may have had a bad moment'

Utah Senator Orrin Hatch, who said this week that the issue of marriage equality should be left up to individual states, is getting some flak for breaking from Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on the issue.

Romney has pledged support for a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage but Hatch told SiriusXM's Michelangelo Signorile at the Republican National Convention this week that he's 'a believer that the states should be able to make their own determination.'

August 29, 2012

His viewpoint differs from presidential nominee Mitt Romney

Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney may have pledged support for a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage but he has at least one prominent GOP senator who is breaking ranks with him on the issue.

Utah Senator Orrin Hatch, up for reelection in November, said this week that the issue of marriage equality should be left up to individual states.

August 20, 2012

'It’s something, actually, we have spent a significant amount of time on'

It's been two months since Chad Griffin began his job as president of the Human Rights Campaign, the largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender advocacy group in the US with more than one million members and supporters.

July 7, 2012

Johm Corvino talks gay marriage, Maggie Gallagher, and their book Debating Same-Sex Marriage

June 28, 2012

John McCain's daughter says president should be touting federal legislation

The daughter of 2008 GOP presidential nominee John McCain has stood apart from many Republicans by standing up very publicly for LGBT equality.

But that doesn't mean she's ready to vote for Barack Obama because he became the first sitting US president in history to endorse gay marriage.

June 28, 2012

John McCain's daughter says president should be touting federal legislation

The daughter of 2008 GOP presidential nominee John McCain has stood apart from many Republicans by standing up very publicly for LGBT equality.

But that doesn't mean she's ready to vote for Barack Obama because he became the first sitting US president in history to endorse gay marriage.

March 28, 2012

Some were standing on dock on Dominica and saw locals pointing at naked couple

Several passengers who were on a gay cruise last week say two men charged with indecent exposure were naked in their balcony engaging in 'inappropriate' behavior in full view of locals after the ship had pulled into port in the Caribbean island of Dominica.

One passenger from Michigan named John described the scene Wednesday (28 March) in a phone call to Michelangelo Signorile's radio show on SiriusXM OutQ.

January 31, 2012

Christine Gregoire says leaders need to 'stand up and make the decision'

Washington Gov. Christine Gregoire couldn't be any more different from New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie when it comes to how the issue of gay marriage should be decided in their respective states.

Christie has vowed to veto a same-sex marriage bill even if it passes the state legislature saying he would rather put the issue before a vote of the people in the fall.

Gregoire disagrees with that approach.