Signorile: Merv Griffin's life shows how closet harms community

08/14/2007

Writer Michelangelo Signorile notes how The New York Times has been the exception in covering the rumors about the late allegedly closeted talk show host Merv Griffin's sexuality as well as the palimony and sexual harassments suits filed against him by several men. The inclusion is an important reminder of how the powerful Griffin, like the late tycoon Malcolm Forbes, "allowed the closet and homophobia to manipulate his life, and to cause him to do harm to his own people," Signorile writes. Read more at The Gist.

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