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Michelangelo Signorile

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.