Dan Savage


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Dan Savage is a famous American author, media pundit, journalist, and LGBT rights activist. He is best known for his internationally syndicated relationship and sex advice column, Savage Love, which has been running since 1991. Savage has also written seven books on topics such as homosexuality and monogamy.

Savage grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he earned his B.A. in English in 1987. After college, he moved to Seattle and began writing for The Stranger, Seattle's alternative weekly newspaper. His column, Savage Love, quickly gained a following and was picked up by other newspapers in the U.S. and Canada.

In addition to his column and books, Savage has been featured in numerous television shows and films. He has appeared on Real Time with Bill Maher, The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, and Late Night with Conan O'Brien. He has also been featured in films such as It's My Party and the documentary 8: The Mormon Proposition.

Dan Savage also hosts a weekly podcast called "Savage Love." The show discusses topics related to sex and relationships and is intended to provide listeners with advice and insight. It has been running since 2006 and is one of the most popular podcasts in the world. 

The show is recorded in front of a live studio audience and features questions from listeners who call in or email their questions. Savage then answers the questions with his trademark wit and insight. In addition, he often gives advice that is both funny and helpful.

In addition to answering listener questions, Savage also interviews guests on the show. Guests have included celebrities, authors, and activists, and the conversations often focus on topics related to sex, relationships, and LGBT issues.

Savage Love has been praised for its frank and open discussion of topics that are often considered taboo. It has been credited with helping to destigmatize issues such as non-monogamy and has been described as a show that helps people feel more comfortable with their sexuality.

The show is available on various platforms, including iTunes, Stitcher, and YouTube. It has been downloaded over 100 million times and is broadcast on over 200 radio stations in the United States and Canada.

Savage is an outspoken advocate for LGBT rights and same-sex marriage. He has been heavily involved in organizations such as the Human Rights Campaign and the American Civil Liberties Union. He is also the founder of the It Gets Better Project, an online project that provides support for LGBT youth who are struggling with bullying and suicide.

Savage has won numerous awards for his work, including the National Magazine Award for Columns and Commentary, the Editor and Publisher Award for Best Columnist, and the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage. In 2017, he was inducted into the American Society of Magazine Editors Hall of Fame. He has also been honored with an honorary doctorate from the University of Oregon.

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