Michelangelo Signorile on his desk the day that Outweek Magazine shut down.
Michelangelo Signorile is an American journalist, author and talk radio host. Signorile is noted for his various books and articles on gay and lesbian politics. Signorile was the chair of the media committee of ACT UP and was a co-founding member, along with three other ACT UP members, of Queer Nation. In 1989 Signorile co-founded OutWeek Magazine and became the publication's features editor.
OutWeek Magazine was a gay and lesbian weekly news magazine published in New York City from 1989 to 1991.
In June 1991 Outweek published its last edition, almost two years after it first appeared. It published 105 issues in all, and The New York Times reported OutWeek's circulation at between 30,000 and 40,000 copies. According to The New York Times, the closing was the result of financial problems and fighting within the leadership.