Michelangelo Signorile hosts his eponymous radio show on Sirius XM Radio’s OutQ channel (SiriusXM 108) weekdays 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. EDT. On satellite radio, streamed on the Internet and to Android, BlackBerry and iOS handheld devices, his show is available to 20+ million Sirius XM subscribers. Since earning his journalism degree at Syracuse University, Signorile has been an editor-at-large and columnist for The Advocate; co-founder and features editor at OutWeek magazine; a columnist for OUT and New York NightLife magazines and Gay.com; host of internet radio GAYBC.com; a free-lance writer for The New York Times, USA Today and The Los Angeles Times; and a guest on “Larry King Live,” “The Today Show” and “Good Morning America.” In 1988, Signorile became a gay rights activist with New York’s ACT UP, organizing publicity for many of its events, and went on to co-found Queer Nation. At OutWeek, Signorile became known for reporting the homosexuality or bisexuality of celebrities (David Geffen, Liz Smith, Malcolm Forbes and Pete Williams, among others), a practice that had strong supporters and opponents among journalists, gay activists, media scholars, and average citizens nationwide and beyond. In 1993, Signorile published his groundbreaking book, “Queer in America,” explicating the negative effects of the GLBT closet and rigorously arguing for so-called “outing” (a term Signorile rejects). He has since published three other books. Along the way, for his work in gay activism and journalism, Signorile himself has been extensively covered by news media, documentaries and other media.
2021 Excellence In Journalism Awards
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