Michelangelo Signorile has joined HuffPost Gay Voices as editor-at-large. Noah Michelson continues as editor.

Here’s an excerpt from Signorile’s inaugural post:

This is a pivotal, exciting time for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans. From Hollywood and corporate America to the halls of Congress and our nation’s schools, gay lives are at the forefront of the national conversation. To be able to help guide that discussion here at The Huffington Post is something most journalists and commentators would relish. But for someone like me, who has passionately covered gay culture and politics for just about two decades, it’s truly a great privilege …

One of the great assets of Gay Voices is in fact that it’s a gay space on a much larger, diverse platform. It’s an experience I’ve been familiar with for the past eight years hosting a radio program each weekday on Sirius XM’s OutQ, an LGBT channel on a much larger radio platform of over 130 channels. It allows a safe place for LGBT people to find each other and engage, but also allows so many more people to plug in and be informed, inspired, enlightened and entertained.

It also allows for vigorous debate with those who disagree. And the only way we’re going to move forward is if we passionately dialogue, exchange ideas and challenge one another to think deeper. I’ll be helping to lead those debates, bringing in many varied points of view, and also helping shape the vision here at Gay Voices.

Despite the name “HuffPost Gay Voices” being somewhat controversial (instead of HuffPost LGBT Voices, for example), the site is quickly growing its audience. The site “already has more traffic than any gay-themed site in the country,” according to Politico.

Congrats to Signorile for taking on this new challenge. I look forward to the “dialogue” he envisions.