Dan Savage has been writing “Savage Love,” an internationally syndicated sex advice column, since 1991. The column originates in The Stranger and runs in The Village Voice, The Chicago Reader, The San Francisco Weekly, and in papers in Los Angeles, Toronto, Hong Kong, Tel Aviv, and more than fifty other cities in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Canada. In addition to the column, Dan is the editor of the groundbreaking Seattle alt-weekly, The Stranger. His writing has also appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Salon, Travel and Leisure, Rolling Stone, and on the New York Times Op-Ed pages. Dan has been featured on CNN, “Politically Incorrect,” ABC News, The FOX News Channel, and on NPR’s “Fresh Air.” He is a regular contributor to NPR’s “This American Life.”
Savage is also the author of several books, including: Savage Love, a collection of his advice columns (Plume 1998); The Kid: What Happened When My Boyfriend and I Decided to Get Pregnant (Dutton, 1999), an award-winning memoir about adoption (which won a PEN USA West Literary Award for Creative Nonfiction); Skipping Towards Gomorrah: The Seven Deadly Sins and the Pursuit of Happiness in America (Dutton, 2002), which won the Lambda Literary Award for non-fiction; The Commitment: Love, Sex, Marriage and My Family (Dutton 2005); and American Savage: Insights, Slights, and Fights on Faith, Sex, Love, and Politics (Penguin, 2014). He is also co-editor, with Terry Miller, of It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, and Creating a Life Worth Living.
Savage has appeared on Real Time with Bill Maher, The Colbert Report, ABC’s 20/20, MTV, VH1, and other television programs.