PRIDE ICON SPOTLIGHT – DAN SAVAGE

Daniel Keenan Savage (born October 7, 1964) is an American author, media pundit, journalist, and LGBT community activist. 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.

Through is column “Savage Love”, he often wrote and advocated for issues affecting the LGBT community. The popularity of his column and later his audio podcast helped the gay writer bring those issues to masses and shine a spotlight on the suicide epidemic in the LGBT community.

In 2010, Savage along with his husband Terry Miler launched the It Gets Better Project, an Internet-based 501(c)3 nonprofit founded in the United States. Its goal is to prevent suicide among LGBT youth by having gay adults convey the message that these teens’ lives will improve.

The project has grown rapidly: over 200 videos were uploaded in the first week, and the project’s YouTube channel reached the 650 video limit in the next week. The project is now organized on its own website, the It Gets Better Project, and includes more than 50,000 entries from people of all sexual orientations, including many celebrities; the videos have received over 50 million views.

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