Bigots Are Already So Mad About Dan Savage's Mild-Looking Sitcom

The exceptionally handwringy Media Research Center—a conservative organization devoted to being professionally shocked, just shocked—is already exceptionally upset about The Real O’Neals, a forthcoming ABC show loosely based on sex columnist Dan Savage’s childhood. I’m sorry: sex columnist and “pro-gay bully Dan… »5/14/15 5:10pm5/14/15 5:10pm

Advice Columnist Is Sorry for Making a Stink About Gendered Pronouns

On Monday, Salon published a letter sent to the man, Cary Tennis, who writes their advice column. The letter was from a reader who was upset because his or her husband or wife had been having an affair with someone from their office. Cary felt for them, but he didn't feel for the way they didn't mention the gender of… »6/28/13 1:00pm6/28/13 1:00pm

Watch Dan Savage Debate the President of the National Organization for Marriage at his Own Dinner Table

Savage Love author and creator of the It Gets Better project Dan Savage recently invited Brian Brown, president of the National Organization for Marriage, over to his home for dinner with him and his husband. The meal was followed by a good ol' fashioned, formal debate on gay marriage. Brown surprisingly accepted… »8/22/12 7:15pm8/22/12 7:15pm

Drag Queen Refers to Black Contestants as 'The Help'

Last night was the Frock the Vote episode of RuPaul's Drag Race, and Phi Phi O'Hara attempted a Sarah Palin-esque character. When guest judge Dan Savage asked her which queen she would choose to be a running mate, Phi Phi made a joke about The Help, referring to Dida Ritz and Latrice Royale. The thing about the joke… »3/27/12 4:40pm3/27/12 4:40pm

Dan Savage Cordially Invites Herman Cain to Prove That Being Gay is a Choice

Earlier this week, Presidential candidate/inscrutable jokemaker Herman Cain claimed during an interview with Piers Morgan that being gay is a choice because there is no evidence that exists that it is not a choice. Columnist Dan Savage caught wind of what Cain said, and disagrees. Very strongly. »10/21/11 6:30pm10/21/11 6:30pm