It's Not Over: Getting Beyond Tolerance, Defeating Homophobia, and Winning
True Equality Michelangelo Signorile
Michelangelo Signorile is a bestselling author, a widely acclaimed journalist, an unapologetic on-air civil rights expert for news outlets ranging from CNN to Fox News to NPR, and an outspoken, passionate SiriusXM Radio host and Huffington Post editor with a significant following.
In It's Not Over, Signorile takes aim at the homophobia that persists in our culture and daily lives, despite the strides made in the pursuit of civil rights. He shows how the persistent fear of homosexuality remains pervasive throughout American politics, media, education, culture, and sports — an underlying and socially permitted anti-gay sentiment that not only motivates the continuing attacks of the enemies of gay rights but also pervades pro-gay allies whose actions belie their words. For Signorile, it is time to demand an end to the fabricated, rationally unsupportable reaction against gay civil rights and gay legitimacy — time to move beyond tolerance to full equality.
With a vast audience of listeners to his three-hour daily radio show on Sirius XM Progress — and with many more reading his regular columns on the Huffington Post — Signorile has the ear and eye of thinking, feeling gay Americans nationwide. He knows how fearlessly they built their own lives against enduring obstacles, and how their grassroots work — including that in support of same-sex marriage — has brought us much of the success of the gay civil rights movement. The Americans of Mike Signorile’s audience are rightfully impatient with our nation’s piecemeal progress, furious about the country’s enduring and pervasive homophobia, aching for full equality, beyond tolerance.
In this searing and insightfully reasoned book, Signorile provides a vision that will define the next decade of gay public life and form the basis for provocative discussion and take-no prisoners debate.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2015.