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Dan Savage

  • Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois
  • Birthday: October 07

Dan Savage is an American author, media pundit, journalist, and activist for the LGBT community.

He writes Savage Love, an internationally syndicated relationship and sex advice column.

In 2010, Savage and his husband, Terry Miller, began the It Gets Better Project to help prevent suicide among LGBT youth.

He has also worked as a theater director, sometimes credited as Keenan Hollahan.

In his writing and public appearances, Savage has clashed with both social conservatives and the LGBT establishment. He has made several controversial public statements in various media, often lambasting people with whom he disagrees.

Dan Savage is an American author, media pundit, journalist, and activist for the LGBT community.

He writes Savage Love, an internationally syndicated relationship and sex advice column.

In 2010, Savage and his husband, Terry Miller, began the It Gets Better Project to help prevent suicide among LGBT youth.

He has also worked as a theater director, sometimes credited as Keenan Hollahan.

In his writing and public appearances, Savage has clashed with both social conservatives and the LGBT establishment. He has made several controversial public statements in various media, often lambasting people with whom he disagrees.

Based on an idea by Savage (who also served as executive producer), the ABC-TV series The Real O'Neals, starring Noah Galvin debuted in 2016. The series chronicles the lives of a close-knit, Irish-American Chicago Catholic family whose matriarch takes their reputation in the community very seriously. In the pilot episode, their perfect image is shattered when each family member has a secret revealed to the community: middle child Kenny is gay, oldest child Jimmy is anorexic, youngest child Shannon is running a money scam and might be atheist, and parents Eileen and Pat are no longer in love and wish to divorce. The series lasted for two seasons before its cancellation.

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Dan Savage

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AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

1 Nomination No Emmys 1 Honor

Governors Award - 2012

  • Winner
  • Dan Savage (as co-founder of the It Gets Better project), as Honoree

Outstanding Children's Nonfiction, Reality or Reality-Competition Program - 2012

  • Nominee
  • Dan Savage, Executive Producer
  • It Gets Better
  • MTV
  • An MTV Production in association with Snackaholic Productions, Logo, Savage Media, Hypomania Content, and Octagon Entertainment