Our contest to win a pair of tickets to see Dan Savage Live: It Gets Better Project on Saturday, January 21, 2012 at the Vogue Theatre is now closed. Congratulations to our winner: Jacqueline K of Vancouver!
21 January 2012
Dan Savage delivers his unique brand of sex advice in the wildly popular “Savage Love,” an internationally syndicated column read by millions of people every week. “Savage Love” is a cultural force that has brought LGBT relationships into the mainstream. Savage has written the column for 15 years and it runs in more than 70 newspapers in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia. He is also the editorial director of The Stranger, Seattle’s weekly newspaper.
His It Gets Better video project on YouTube has gained immense popularity since its creation in September of 2010. By asking people to make and upload short positive videos about their experiences in the LGBT community, he hopes that the rate of gay teen suicides will drop. Advertising Age called It Gets Better one of the top social media campaigns of 2010, and Mashable calls Savage one of the most captivating online personalities of 2010. In 2011, Savage won a Webby Special Achievement Award and was selected for Out magazine’s “Power 50” and “Out 100” lists, and O, The Oprah Magazine‘s, “O Wow! List” of breakthrough achievers.
His book, It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying and Creating a Life Worth Living, is a New York Times best-seller. Other books includeSavage Love, a collection of his advice columns; and The Kid: What Happened After My Boyfriend and I Decided to Get Pregnant, an award-winning memoir about adoption which is the inspiration for a new musical from the producers of Avenue Q. Savage is a regular contributor to the op-ed pages of the New York Times and to the public radio program This American Life.