Author of Savage Love, Founder of It Gets Better Tireless Activist & Advocate
Dan Savage is a writer, TV personality, and activist best known for his political and social commentary, as well as his honest approach to sex, love and relationships in his advice column, Savage Love, which is internationally syndicated in newspapers and websites throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia.
Savage is the editorial director of The Stranger, Seattle's weekly alternative newspaper, and his writing has appeared in publications including The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, GQ, Rolling Stone, The Onion, and on Salon.com. He is also the author of several books, including Savage Love; The Kid: What Happened When My Boyfriend and I Decided to Get Pregnant (PEN West Award for Creative Nonfiction, Lambda Literary Award for Nonfiction); Skipping Towards Gomorrah: The Seven Deadly Sins and the Pursuit of Happiness in America; and The Commitment: Love, Sex, Marriage and My Family.
In addition to appearances on CNN, MSNBC, and The Colbert Report, Savage is a contributor to Ira Glass' This American Life, and has appeared on NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross, HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher, and ABC's 20/20. Savage is a frequent and popular speaker on college campuses across the United States and Canada, and his podcast, The Savage Lovecast - a weekly audio podcast that features a call-in version of his sex advice column - is routinely rated as the top podcast in the iTunes "Health" category and in the top 20 of all podcasts overall.
In September 2010, Savage created a YouTube video with his husband Terry Miller to inspire hope for LGBT young people in response to a number of students taking their own lives. Savage and Miller wanted to create a personal message to let LGBT youth know that "it gets better." Today, the It Gets Better Project (www.itgetsbetter.org) has become a global movement, inspiring more than 50,000 It Gets Better videos viewed over 50 million times. The It Gets Better book, co-edited by Savage and Miller, was published in March 2011, and an MTV documentary special, It Gets Better, aired in February 2012.
Savage's latest project is his television series for MTV, Savage U. Cameras follow Savage and his producer Lauren Hutchinson as they travel to college campuses across the country, taking students' questions and offering a crash course on relationships, responsibility, sex, love and life.
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