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Signorile, Michelangelo 1960-

Overview
Works: 19 works in 76 publications in 4 languages and 4,235 library holdings
Genres: Literature  Drama  Monologues (Drama)  Gay drama  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Humor  History  Biography  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Commentator
Classifications: HQ76.3.U5, 305.90664
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Michelangelo Signorile
Queer in America : sex, the media, and the closets of power by Michelangelo Signorile( Book )

19 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 1,264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What's it like to be queer in America? Ask Michelangelo Signorile. Called a "sissy" and a "faggot" while growing up in the working-class Italian-Catholic neighborhoods of Brooklyn and Staten Island, he is one of the new breed of lesbians and gay men who decided to bash back. Signorile's signature upper-case invective expressed the anger of a generation in his columns in OutWeek magazine. Queer in America is his story - and the story of a new gay generation that is taking on the American institution known as the "closet." Signorile first came to the media's attention in March 1990, when Time magazine coined the term outing - revealing the homosexuality of public figures. Queer in America is about the enormous controversy that ensued when Signorile reported on the life of deceased multi-millionaire Malcolm Forbes. It is about how, as the author sees it, the media has covered up, and continues to cover up, the truth about lesbian and gay public figures. It is about what Signorile contends is an unconscious conspiracy to keep all homosexuals locked in the closet. Here too is the story behind the expose Signorile wrote for The Advocate in 1991 in which he revealed that then-Assistant Secretary of Defense Pete Williams is gay. The story was the Fort Sumter of the gays-in-the-military debate: It drew the battle lines, defining the issue from then on as one of governmental hypocrisy. The story also forever changed the way outing was viewed by straights and gays alike. But Queer in America is not so much about outing as it is about the closet - the men and women who are forced into it and those who are forced out of it, those who hide within it and those who escape from its destructive clutches. Here are the actors, the casting agents, the studio moguls, the legislators, the editors, the columnists, the government officials, the lobbyists, the congressional staffers, and their painful, often anger-provoking, and occasionally triumphant stories. Through hundreds of interviews with those in and out of the closet, Signorile shows how forces within three American power centers - New York, Washington, D.C., and Hollywood - keep in place what amounts to the conspiracy of the closet, allowing homophobia to continue unabated in the halls of Congress, the studios of Hollywood, and the newspapers and magazines that chronicle our culture. Signorile focuses on the insidious combination of the closet and power: how closeted gays in power, he argues, effectively oppress not only themselves but all those lesbians and gay men who work for them as well as the millions over whom they wield influence. Queer in America is also about the future, about a time when queer activism will be implemented with the touch of a computer key. Signorile takes a look at the companies of Silicon Valley - Apple, Microsoft, Quark - dominated by out-of-the-closet gays and touting enlightened anti-discrimination policies and domestic partnership benefits, and he shows how high technology will be put toward breaking down the institution of the closet in the coming years. Finally, Signorile offers a no-nonsense Queer Manifesto for the nineties for all of those who are determined to dismantle the closet forever. Queer in America takes us on a journey inside the American closet, throws it open, and fixes it so that it will never shut again
Outing yourself : how to come out as lesbian or gay to your family, friends, and coworkers by Michelangelo Signorile( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Outing Yourself is journalist Michelangelo Signorile's remarkable fourteen-step program for coming out as lesbian or gay to your family, friends, and coworkers...Complete with exercises, meditation notes, anger-checks, and accounts of the coming-out experiences of lesbians and gay men from all over the country and from all walks of life, Outing Yourself shows how others have handled - and how you can successfully handle - this lifelong process." --From jacket
It's not over : getting beyond tolerance, defeating homophobia, and winning true equality by Michelangelo Signorile( Book )

9 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the author of the groundbreaking bestseller Queer in America, a myth-shattering look at the present and future of gay rights Marriage equality has surged across the country. Closet doors have burst open in business, entertainment, and even major league sports. But as longtime advocate Michelangelo Signorile argues in his most provocative book yet, the excitement of such breathless change makes this moment more dangerous than ever. Puncturing the illusion that victory is now inevitable, Signorile marshals stinging evidence that an age-old hatred, homophobia, is still a basic fact of American life. He exposes the bigotry of the brewing religious conservative backlash against LGBT rights and challenges the complacency and hypocrisy of supposed allies in Washington, the media, and Hollywood. Not just a wake-up call, It's Not Over is also a battle plan for the fights to come in the march toward equality. Signorile tells the stories of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans who have refused to be merely tolerated, or worse, and are demanding full acceptance. And he documents signs of hope in schools and communities finding new ways to combat ignorance, bullying, and fear. Urgent and empowering, It's Not Over is a necessary book from one of our most electrifying voices"--
Life outside : the Signorile report on gay men, sex, drugs, muscles, and the passages of life by Michelangelo Signorile( Book )

8 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Popular Out magazine columnist Michelangelo Signorile galvanized a generation of lesbians and gay men when he took on the "closets of power" in his 1992 classic Queer in America. Now, in Life Outside, Signorile offers an expose of what he calls the "cult of masculinity" within contemporary gay male culture, while at the same time he finds hope and renewal in life outside the urban centers - and also among people who consider themselves outside the "scene" within the urban centers." "Drawing on illuminating and often heartbreaking first-person accounts of life on the "circuit"--The drug-fueled parties that dominate the "scene" and largely define the gay aesthetic - Life Outside shows the pressure that gay men are under to conform to an impossible physical ideal and how that pressure filters down, even to those far removed from the circuit. Few, he contends, are immune to the anxieties and insecurities that result from the promotion of this ideal." "But Life Outside also identifies another, more positive phenomenon in the gay male world. For years life inside the gay urban centers has set the pace for life outside, but with the expansion of the gay movement has come a new visibility. With more and more gays coming out - and remaining - in suburban, small-town, and rural America, life outside the urban "scene" is changing the face of what it is to be gay in America."--Jacket
A queer reader( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Queer Reader is a rich and provocative collection of writings about male homosexuality - a gay version of Bartlett's Quotations, with authors ranging from Plato to Andy Warhol. Arranging entries chronologically and drawing on sources from the Satyricon to Gay News, from Michelangelo's sonnets to a speech in the House of Lords, from sexually explicit graffiti found in Pompeii to a Playboy interview with David Bowie, Patrick Higgins uses novels, biographies, autobiographies, histories, and ephemera to present gay history as never before."--Jacket
The night Larry Kramer kissed me by David Drake( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the estate of Mira Friedlander
Pride divide( Visual )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pride Divide is a humorous and frank examination of the hidden gender gap between gay and lesbian. The film reveals how homosexual men and women have bonded in their fight against global homophobia while engaged in a recurring struggle of male vs female that mirrors many traditional conflicts inherent to straight relationships. The film was shot across the United States, with more than one hundred people sharing their perspectives on the evolution of gender. Their revelations are shocking, blunt, funny and surprisingly complex
Hitting hard by Michelangelo Signorile( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's not over : getting beyond tolerance, defeating homophobia, and winning true equality by Michelangelo Signorile( )

8 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marriage equality has surged across the country. Closet doors have burst open in business, entertainment, and even major-league sports. But as longtime advocate Michelangelo Signorile argues in his most provocative book yet, the excitement of such breathless change makes this moment more dangerous than ever. Puncturing the illusion that victory is now inevitable, Signorile marshals stinging evidence that an age-old hatred, homophobia, is still a basic fact of American life. He exposes the bigotry of the brewing religious conservative backlash against LGBT rights and challenges the complacency and hypocrisy of supposed allies in Washington, the media, and Hollywood. Not just a wake-up call, It's Not Over is a battle plan for the fights to come in the march toward equality. Signorile tells the stories of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans who have refused to be merely tolerated and are demanding full acceptance. And he documents signs of hope in schools and communities that are finding new ways to combat ignorance, bullying, and fear. Urgent and empowering, It's Not Over is a necessary book from one of our most electrifying voices
Ser gay y no morir en el intento by Michelangelo Signorile( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in Spanish and English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the author of Queer in America comes a complete, step-by-step guide to coming out of the closet--the first coming-out guide to the '90s. Signorile's pull-no-punches style gives this book a Susan Powter-ish Stop the Insanity! approach to a difficult and often mishandled experience
Queer cinema( Visual )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A video news service published monthly provinding the gay perspective on America
Michelangelo Signorile Papers( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kuia in amerika : Media kenryoku gei pawā( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ACT UP oral history project( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Michelangelo Signorile: It's not over : getting beyond tolerance, defeating homophobia, and winning true equality by Michelangelo Signorile( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Michelangelo Signorile is famous for his gutsy and outspoken gay rights advocacy. His seminal 1993 manifesto Queer in America examined the political forces responsible for the LGBT closet. He is also the author of three other books, as well as articles for dozens of publications, including The New York Times, Salon, and The Los Angeles Times. A founding editor of OutWeek and a columnist and editor-at-large for The Advocate, Signorile is currently an editor of the Gay Voices section of The Huffington Post. He also hosts a daily talk show on Sirius XM radio. His new book argues that while some Americans think the struggle for gay rights has been won, there continue to be hidden and insidious obstacles in the path toward true equality
Life outside by Michelangelo Signorile( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

It's not over : getting beyond tolerance, defeating homophobia, and winning true equality (CD) by Michelangelo Signorile( Recording )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Tells the stories of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans
Michelangelo Signorlie [i.e. Signorile] by Michelangelo Signorile( Recording )

in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

2nd wave( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gay men increasingly are engaging in unsafe sex, which is causing a resurgence of HIV infection. In this documentary, gay men talk about the circumstances and psychology of unsafe sexual contact. Among those interviewed is author Michelangelo Signorile
 
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Outing yourself : how to come out as lesbian or gay to your family, friends, and coworkers
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Outing yourself : how to come out as lesbian or gay to your family, friends, and coworkersLife outside : the Signorile report on gay men, sex, drugs, muscles, and the passages of lifeA queer readerThe night Larry Kramer kissed meHitting hardSer gay y no morir en el intentoLife outside
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Michelangelo Signorile American activist

Michelangelo Signorile Amerikaans radiopresentator

Michelangelo Signorile US-amerikanischer Publizist

Signorile, Michelangelo

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シニョリレ, ミケランジェロ

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