What is The Signorile Report, and why subscribe?
I write about politics and culture, expose hate and take on right-wing extremists—sometimes confronting them in epic jousting. I also take on the more shallow, complacent and cowering members of the corporate media — and yes, publicly argue with them too. I push against the increasingly vile Republican agenda that targets civil rights and working people while promoting the interests of corporations and the wealthy. And, as a gay advocate, I fight fiercely for LGBTQ equality. All the while, my goal is to inform, enlighten and inspire readers, listeners, and followers.
"MICHELANGELO SIGNORILE DOES NOT HOLD BACK. NOT THEN, NOT NOW." —- The Washington Post
Beating back the bigots, on and off the air.
The Signorile Report also compliments the work I do on my national radio program, “The Michelangelo Signorile Show,” broadcast each weekday (3-6 ET) on SiriusXM Progress, channel 127. On the program I offer in-depth analysis on the big issues of the day from a progressive point of view. I also interview authors, journalists, activists, scholars, governors, mayors, members of Congress and other political and cultural figures about their perspectives, actions and strategies.
I speak with listeners who call in from across the country, too, as we foster an on-air community of many who are like-minded on politics — from those deep in rural and small town America to those in the biggest urban centers.
And yes, I take calls from Republicans and conservatives too, who I invite to debate — but many times I just have to aggressively tackle batshit crazy propaganda from some of them. Anyone is free to call, but they should expect to be challenged.
Some of those calls are posted here on The Signorile Report, as are some of the more enlightening and intelligent interviews from the program.
"VISIONARY ... PRESCIENT ... SIGNORILE HAS BRILLIANT ADVICE FOR THE FUTURE." — The Advocate
A way to connect with people who think like you
This is a place where people connect from across the country, finding community and a sense of purpose. People join smart discussion threads to talk about politics and culture — and also to share their diverse experiences and opinions on just about everything.
Join us and be part of the discussion, working with others, supporting one another and helping to change America.
If you subscribe, you’ll receive commentary, analysis and reporting, as well as connect in online discussion groups here, with me and others on issues that interest and concern us. You’ll also hear highlights from my radio program, including those sometimes heated discussions. (All of this sent to your email throughout the week.)
And listening to someone do battle with haters not only can help sharpen skills; it’s also enormously satisfying in these times!
"MICHELANGELO SIGNORILE KNOWS CONFRONTATION. HE’S GREAT AT IT. A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE ALIVE TODAY BECAUSE HE’S GREAT AT IT. A LOT MORE ARE LIKELY TO HAVE BETTER LIVES IN THE FUTURE BECAUSE HE KEEPS DOING IT.” — The Texas Observer
I began my work as a journalist and commentator, co-founding and co-editing the revolutionary queer weekly, OutWeek, in 1989 (having been very involved in the AIDS activist group ACT UP), where I soon became immersed at the center of what Time magazine rather dubiously called “outing” — all for critiquing journalists on how and why they didn’t expose closeted hypocrites when it was relevant to a larger story.
I’ve written much about that debate within journalism and activism in my first book, the groundbreaking 1993 bestseller about the closet in American culture, “Queer in America,” and have covered the LGBTQ rights movement in four more books including 2015’s “It’s Not Over,” which presaged the Trump era and predicted that rights would be stripped even as many had come to believe that victory had been fully achieved, what I dubbed, “victory blindness.”
The veteran Pulitzer Prize-winning Supreme Court reporter, Linda Greenhouse of The New York Times, noted of that book in 2015:
The gay rights movement is wise to temper jubilation with caution. In a sober new book entitled It's Not Over, Michelangelo Signorile, a well known gay radio host and blogger, warns against what he calls 'victory blindness,' which he defines as falling prey to 'a kind of bedtime story that tells us we've reached the promised land.' Getting beyond 'mere tolerance' and winning 'full equality' is likely to remain an elusive goal, he writes.
I’ve worked over the years as an editor-at-large for The Advocate, editor-at-large for Out magazine, and more recently, from 2011 through 2019, as editor at large for HuffPost. I’ve written for many publications, including The Daily Beast, The Washington Post, USA Today, The New York Times, NBC.com, the LA Times and The Boston Globe.
Since 2003, I’ve been a radio host on SiriusXM, hosting a show each weekday and covering progressive politics and the larger issues affecting progressives beyond LGBTQ rights. In many ways I’ve taken those perspectives, analyses and tactics I pioneered in the queer rights movement and brought them to the larger cause for progressive political change in this country.