Dan Savage Hub




Dan Savage Mulls the Ridiculous GOP Gay Wedding Invitation Responses with MSNBC's Chris Hayes: VIDEO

Hayes_savage

Dan Savage joined MSNBC's Chris Hayes to have a cackle at the Republican candidates tripping over themselves to "correctly" answer the gay wedding invitation question including Scott Walker, Rick Santorum, John Kasich, and others.

But Savage has an additional query:

“It really calls the question of why you would invite someone to your wedding who didn’t think that you should have one. It’s like inviting someone to your birthday party who doesn’t think you should have another birthday....It's a little awkward!"

And then takes an overview of the situation:

"When it comes to flesh and blood and family vs base, a lot of Republicans are having a hard time now choosing base over family, and that's really the whole trajectory of the LGBT civil rights movement right there in a nutshell.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

Jon Stewart also had a take on it, which included a reference to Savage's infamous Google prank on Santorum's name. Watch that HERE.

Continue reading "Dan Savage Mulls the Ridiculous GOP Gay Wedding Invitation Responses with MSNBC's Chris Hayes: VIDEO" »


Former RNC Chair Michael Steele Sides with Dan Savage on Indiana 'Religious Liberty' Law: VIDEO

Indiana_hayes

Ari Melber, filling in for Chris Hayes, hosted Dan Savage, conservative pundit Ryan Anderson, and former RNC Chair Michael Steele last night in a face-off segment on Indiana's anti-gay 'religious freedom' bill.

Savage called Anderson's defense of the law the "bizarro world definition" of religious discrimination. Steele took Savage's side.

"Dan is absolutely right. A lot of this is settled law, in many respects."

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

Continue reading "Former RNC Chair Michael Steele Sides with Dan Savage on Indiana 'Religious Liberty' Law: VIDEO" »


Family Research Council Blames Dan Savage For Racist OU Fraternity Chant: AUDIO

800px-Ken_Blackwell_2011-02-11

Anti-gay listed hate group Family Research Council (FRC) has blamed “nemesis” Dan Savage for University of Oklahoma fraternity Sigma Alpha Epsilon’s racist chanting, reports Right Wing Watch

Although FRC Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell (above) and Vice President Peter Sprigg welcomed the fact that students of different races have come together to denounce the fraternity, Blackwell said that Savage is “a guy that’s responsible for the coarsening of civil discussion and conversation being celebrated, at a time when there are knuckleheads who are still spewing from their lips the sort of nonsense that we’ve heard from these fraternity members."

Listen, AFTER THE JUMP

Continue reading "Family Research Council Blames Dan Savage For Racist OU Fraternity Chant: AUDIO" »


Dan Savage on Telling Ben Carson to 'Suck My D--k': 'Sometimes You Have to Fight Fire With Fire' - VIDEO

Savage

Following Dr. Ben Carson's remarks this past week that being gay is a choice because "a lot of people who go into prison go into prison straight -- and when they come out, they're gay," Dan Savage penned an open letter to the 2016 GOP hopeful inviting the neurosurgeon to "suck my d--k."

Wrote Savage:

If being gay is a choice, prove it. Choose it. Choose to be gay yourself. Show America how that's done, Ben, show us how a man can choose to be gay. Suck my d--k. Name the time and the place and I'll bring my d--k and a camera crew and you can suck me off and win the argument.

Appearing on CNN's Reliable Sources earlier today, host Brian Stelter asked Savage why he decided to "lower" himself to Carson's "equally vile" level.

Savage replied:

CarsonSometimes you have to fight fire with fire....[Carson has] compared gay people to child rapists, to people who have sex with animals, necrophilia...He really says the vilest and most disgusting things about gay people. And sometimes to get the attention of someone like that, to really make it clear to them how low and disgusting they're being, how vile they're being, you have to meet them on the field where they're doing battle and take them on. 

Watch the interview, AFTER THE JUMP...

Continue reading "Dan Savage on Telling Ben Carson to 'Suck My D--k': 'Sometimes You Have to Fight Fire With Fire' - VIDEO" »


Former High School Football Star Explains Why He Got 'It Gets Better' Tattoo After Coming Out

Ray

The words "It Gets Better" mean so much to Dalton Ray that he got them tattooed on his arm. 

Ray is a former high school football star who's now a freshman at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.

In a post for OutSports, Ray recounts how he struggled with his sexual orientation — both on and off the field — before finally coming out during his junior year of high school:  

Middle school was a challenge, but high school was the true battle for me. Subtle feelings turned into everyday thoughts. It increasingly became clear this wasn't just a phase for me.

To make it even worse I started hearing my peers, including some of my closest friends, use terms like "gay", "faggot", and "queer" to describe when something was stupid or wrong. Eventually that's how I felt - I felt like something was wrong with me, and worst of all I couldn't even look at myself in the mirror because I was so ashamed of who I was. ... 

One saying that has guided me through all of this: "It Gets Better." It's hard to realize that when you're stuck in the middle of the country hearing gay slurs every day. As I opened up my true self to people, I learned the power and truth of those three words. It's meant so much that I tattooed it on my arm.

In an "It Gets Better" video accompanying his OutSports piece, Ray — who also competed in basketball and track — says he didn't think it was possible to be an openly gay athlete until he became one:

Ray"I had this huge misconception that you couldn't be in sports and also be gay. That's wrong. That's completely, utterly wrong. I think once I actually came out I became a better athlete. I became a better competitor. I also became a better friend, a better brother, a better son, because I was finally being honest with not just everyone around me, but being honest with myself, and that's an extremely important part of life."  

Ray also has a powerful message for LGBT youth who are contemplating suicide:

"A bad day doesn't mean you have a bad life. If you don't think people wouldn't miss you, you're completely wrong, because you have friends and family and people in your lives that would miss you so much, so don't make them know what it feels like to live without you, because you're special, you're unique, you're an awesome person, and it gets better."

Read Ray's full article here and watch his "It Gets Better" video, AFTER THE JUMP ... 

Continue reading "Former High School Football Star Explains Why He Got 'It Gets Better' Tattoo After Coming Out" »


ABC Picks Up Sitcom Based On Dan Savage's Life

Screenshot 2015-01-27 08.02.32

On Monday ABC announced the latest additions to its list of pilots that it’s picked up for 2015. Along with a new show from Shonda Rhimes and a TV adaptation of National Lampoon’s Vacation, the network has greenlit a single-camera comedy based on Dan Savage’s young life.

The as-of-yet untitled sitcom will center around a "picture-perfect family" dealing with its youngest son’s coming out, The Hollywood Reporter notes: "What seems like the end of their idyllic life turns out to be the beginning of a bright new chapter when everyone stops pretending to be perfect and actually starts being real." Savage himself is on-board to produce. 

ABC’s pilot will mark Savage’s first venture into network television following a limited run on MTV with two It Gets Better specials and a season of Savage U.


Trending



Towleroad - Blogged