American Sex Podcast Episode 44: Dan Savage of Savage Lovecast
Dan Savage of the Savage Lovecast and Savage Love advice column talks with Sunny and Ken about growing up gay while attending an all-boys Catholic seminary school (and the extreme measures he took to get expelled); the impact the It Gets Better Project has had on LGBTQ youth; how he accidentally became the go-to sex advice columnist of the 21st century; using sexuality to cope with our tough political times; the birth of Santorum; his ITMFA project and more.
Sunny and Ken recap the International Whore's Day protests/marches, talk about the next damaging law on the horizon -- the End Banking for Traffickers Act and how it may affect freelancers, further social media censorship, and they launch a new pleasure product giveaway.
Dan Savage is the author of seven books, including best-sellers âAmerican Savage,â âThe Kid: What Happened After My Boyfriend and I Decided to Go Get Pregnantâ and âThe Commitment: Love, Sex, Marriage and My Family.â
Savage's sex advice column, "Savage Love," is syndicated across the globe. Dan is also the host of the “Savage Lovecast,” an award-winning sex-and-relationship podcast. Savage starred in and executive-produced "Savage U" (MTV) and the Emmy-nominated documentary series "It Gets Better" for MTV and Logo. He regularly appears on MSNBC and HBO's "Real Time" with Bill Maher as a commentator.
In September 2010, Savage created the anti-LGBT bullying video campaign It Gets Better Project (www.itgetsbetter.org) with his husband, Terry, receiving both a Webby Award and the Governors Award Emmy from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for its use of TV to inspire social change.