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Michele Josue is a friend of the late Matthew Shepard's. She's looking for funding for her documentary, which looks beautifully handled and hopes to provide a fresh look at the murder that horrified us all, and still horrifies.





I report on, comment about and sometimes madly obsess over politics, media, popular culture and a host of other things that irk and/or interest me. View my full bio to learn more about me and my daily radio show on Sirius Satellite Radio' s OutQ.

Michelangelo Signorile grew up in Brooklyn and on Staten Island in the 1960s and 1970s. He attended the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, where he studied journalism.

In the mid-80s, Signorile became a publicist for an entertainment public relations firm. He began to see how the celebrity closet was often kept tightly shut by publicists, editors, columnists and others who thought it was unseemly — or financially risky — for public figures to be open about their sexual orientation, even if those public figures wanted to be out themselves.


Because Armed Gays Don't Get Bashed

"Thirty-one states allow all qualified citizens to carry concealed weapons. In those states, homosexuals should embark on organized efforts to become comfortable with guns, learn to use them safely and carry them. They should set up Pink Pistols task forces, sponsor shooting courses and help homosexuals get licensed to carry. And they should do it in a way that gets as much publicity as possible. " 

We did. There are now over 45 Pink Pistols chapters nationwide, and more are starting up every day. We are dedicated to the legal, safe, and responsible use of firearms for self-defense of the sexual-minority community. We no longer believe it is the right of those who hate and fear gay, lesbian, bi, trans, or polyamorous persons to use us as targets for their rage. Self-defense is our RIGHT.

The Pink Pistols get together at least once a month at local firing ranges to practice shooting, and to acquaint people new to firearms with them. We will help you select a firearm, acquire a permit, and receive proper training in its safe and legal use for self-defense. The more people know that members of our community may be armed, the less likely they will be to single us out for attack. Join us today. It is your RIGHT.