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Short Info

Date Of BirthOctober 7, 1964
SpouseTerry Miller
FactWrites a syndicated sex advice column, "Savage Love," as well as columns for,, and OUT magazine.

Dan Savage is an American sex columnist, media pundit, and author. He writes the internationally syndicated relationship and sex advice column “Savage Love.” In 2010, Savage and his husband, Terry Miller, started the It Gets Better Project to help prevent suicide among LGBT youth. He has also been an outspoken critic of conversion therapy.

Savage was born in Chicago, Illinois, on October 7, 1964. His parents divorced when he was a child, and he was raised by his mother and stepfather. He has two older sisters. Savage attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he studied journalism.

Savage began his career as a newspaper columnist in 1991 with the “Savage Love” column in The Stranger, a Seattle weekly newspaper. His column quickly gained popularity for its frank discussion of sex and Savage’s often humorous take on various sexual topics. In 1999, Savage launched the Savage Lovecast, a weekly podcast version of his column.

Savage has written several books on sex and relationships, including The Kid: What Happened When My Boyfriend and I Decided to Get Pregnant (1998), Skipping Towards Gomorrah: The Seven Deadly Sins and the Pursuit of Happiness in America (2002), and The Commitment: Love, Sex, Marriage, and My Family (2005). He has also edited several anthologies, including Best American Erotica (1994) and The New Better Off (2016).

Savage has been in a relationship with Terry Miller since 1991. The couple married in Canada in 2005 and have two adopted sons.

Savage has an estimated net worth of $12 million. He earns a salary of $50,000 per year from his column and podcast. He has also made significant earnings from his books and anthologies.

General Info

Full NameDan Savage
Date Of BirthOctober 7, 1964
ProfessionJournalist, Television producer, Editor, Activist, Author, Commentator, Actor, Theatre Director
EducationUniversity of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign


SpouseTerry Miller
ParentsWilliam Savage, Judy Savage


AwardsLambda Literary Award for Humor
NominationsGLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Newspaper Columnist, Goodreads Choice Awards Best Nonfiction, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Children's Nonfiction, Reality or Reality-Competition Program
MoviesCrocodile Tears, Dan Savage's New Threat to Rick Santorum, I Saw U
TV ShowsSavage U

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1To leave the house as the incredibly swishy, fierce gay hairdresser takes a lot more courage than to leave the house as Jason Collins.I really like Jason Collins and respect him. But the world became safe for the gender-conforming basketball player to come out because the hairdressers couldn't hide. And I think that is masculine as all fucking hell.
2I give a wicked blow-job. "I don't like it" isn't a good enough reason to use the force of the state to stop it. I don't like cunnilingus. I'm not going to use the force of the state to prevent that from happening.
3[ on his and his partner's website dedicated to assist troubled lesbian, gay, bisexual and transcended youths] One day, when your daughter or son tells you that they were watching 'It Gets Better' videos under the covers in the middle of the night when you were failing your child so spectacularly, you will realize that we stepped in and stepped up and were the parent in that moment that you couldn't be, and you will thank us for loving your child.
4[on the marriage equality victories for same-sex marriage, 2012] Rights are rights. They shouldn't be put up for a vote. And we shouldn't have to say 'thank you' when they're recognized. The sad fact is that we have had to fight for our rights. But here's the happy fact: we didn't have to fight this one alone. Thousands and thousands of straight people stood with us and fought for us. We had help. And that's what we should thank the straight-people for. Not for granting our rights - rights are rights - but for joining our fight.
5Sex in porn bears about as much resemblance to real-life sex as action movies bear to real-life life.


1Writes a syndicated sex advice column, "Savage Love," as well as columns for,, and OUT magazine.




It Got Better2014-2016TV Mini-Series documentary executive producer - 18 episodes
The Real O'Neals2016TV Series executive producer - 12 episodes
It Gets Better 22012TV Series executive producer
It Gets Better2012TV Movie executive producer


Dan Savage's New Threat to Rick Santorum2011Short
Twenty Gay Stereotypes Confirmed2004Short#8
Crocodile Tears1998Carl


Dan Savage's New Threat to Rick Santorum2011Short
This American Life Live!2009TV Movie written by


Mr. Angel2013Documentary special thanks
2011: Year in Review2011TV Movie thanks
Cthulhu2007special thanks


This American Life Live!2009TV MovieHimself
Facing a New Age2008Documentary shortHimself
D.L. Hughley Breaks the News2008TV SeriesHimself
Electile Dysfunction: Inside the Business of American Campaigns2008DocumentaryHimself
Bi the Way2008DocumentaryHimself - Interviewee
Ain't Easy Being Green2007DocumentaryHimself
The Al Franken Show2005TV SeriesHimself
Loving & Cheating2005TV Movie documentaryHimself - Advice Columnist
I Love the '80s2002TV Series documentaryHimself
SexTV1998-1999TV Series documentaryHimself
Monogamish2014Documentary post-productionHimself
Real Time with Bill Maher2005-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Panelist / Himself - Guest
Finding Kim2016DocumentaryHimself
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2016TV SeriesHimself
The Outs2016TV SeriesHimself
Not Safe with Nikki Glaser2016TV SeriesHimself
The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore2015-2016TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
CBS News Sunday Morning2015TV Series documentaryHimself - Relationship Expert
The Seventies2015TV Series documentaryHimself - Author and Activist
Tellement Gay! Homosexualité et pop culture2015TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Chroniqueur
StarTalk2015TV SeriesHimself
Do I Sound Gay?2014DocumentaryHimself
PoliticKING with Larry King2014TV SeriesHimself - guest
Portlandia2014TV SeriesHimself
Russian Broadway Shut Down2014ShortHimself (voice)
To Be Takei2014DocumentaryHimself
Q&A2013TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
Sex Box2013TV SeriesHimself - Panellist
The Hour2013TV SeriesHimself
Now with Alex Wagner2013TV SeriesHimself
The Colbert Report2006-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself / Himself - Sex-Advice Columnist
Outlook TV2013TV SeriesHimself
How Sex Changed the World2013TV Series documentaryHimself - Syndicated Sex Advice Columnist
Mr. Angel2013DocumentaryHimself
UnHung Hero2013DocumentaryHimself
Big Morning Buzz Live2012TV SeriesHimself
RuPaul's Drag Race2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest Judge
Savage U2012TV SeriesHimself
(A)sexual2011DocumentaryHimself - Sex Columnist
Making the Boys2011DocumentaryHimself - Writer, The Kid
Savage Love2010TV MovieHimself - Host
Curb: The Discussion2010TV SeriesHimself
I Saw U2010Documentary shortDan Savage
Undateable2010TV Mini-Series documentary
The Adults in the Room2010DocumentaryHimself

Archive Footage

The Hour2010TV SeriesHimself


Nominated Awards

2014Wilde Wit of the YearGay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA)
2012Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Children's Nonfiction, Reality or Reality-Competition ProgramIt Gets Better (2012)

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