Dan Savage

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General Information

Name: Dan Savage

Pen Name: None

Genres: Non-Fiction

Born: 1964 in Chicago, Illinois

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DanSavage

Email: at mail@savagelove.net Dan at mail@savagelove.net

Illinois Connection

Savage was born in Chicago and raised in the Rogers Park neighborhood. He attended Quigley Preparatory Seminary North, a Catholic high school in Chicago and University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.

Biographical and Professional Information

Dan Savage is a writer, activist, and TV personality best known for his political and social commentary, as well as his honest approach to sex, love and relationships.

Savage is the Editorial Director of The Stranger, Seattle's weekly alternative newspaper, and his writing has appeared in widely in publications including The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, GQ, Rolling Stone, The Onion, and Salon.com. Savage is also a contributor to Ira Glass's This American Life. His column, "Savage Love," is syndicated in newspapers and websites throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia. His book, The Kid, was adapted into an Off-Broadway play and has recently been optioned for film.

In 2010, Savage and his husband, Terry Miller, launched a YouTube video meant to offer hope to bullied LGBTQ youth. The It Gets Better Project has become a global movement, inspiring more than 50,000 videos. Savage and Miller co-edited the It Gets Better book, published in March 2011. In 2012, the It Gets Better Project received the Governors Award at the Creative Arts Emmys.

Savage grew up in Chicago and now lives in Seattle, Washington..

Published Works

Savage Love: Straight Answers from America's Most Popular Sex Columnist, Plume, 1998

The Kid: What Happened After My Boyfriend and I Decided to Go Get Pregnant, Dutton, 1999

Skipping Towards Gomorrah: The Seven Deadly Sins and the Pursuit of Happiness in America, Dutton, 2002

The Commitment: Love, Sex, Marriage, and My Family, Dutton, 2005

How to Be a Person: The Stranger's Guide to College, Sex, Intoxicants, Tacos, and Life Itself, Sasquatch Books, 2012

American Savage: Insights, Slights, and Fights on Faith, Sex, Love, and Politics, Dutton, 2013

Titles at Your Library

The Kid: What Happened After My Boyfriend and I Decided to Go Get Pregnant

ISBN: 0525945253
Release Date: 1999-09-01

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The Commitment: Love, Sex, Marriage, and My Family

ISBN: 0525949070
Release Date: 2005-09-22

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How to Be a Person: The Stranger's Guide to College, Sex, Intoxicants, Tacos, and Life Itself

ISBN: 1570617783
Release Date: 2012-08-07

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Literary Awards

Skipping Towards Gomorrah

  • Lambda Literary Award for Humor, 2003

The Kid: What Happened When My Boyfriend and I Decided to Get Pregnant

  • PEN West Award for Creative Nonfiction, 1999

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

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External Links

Dan Savage on WorldCat


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