|Daniel Keenan Savage|
Dan Savage speaking at Bradley University
|Born||October 7, 1964 |
|Other names||Keenan Hollahan|
|Occupation||Author, Media pundit, Journalist, and Newspaper Editor|
|Known for||sex advice columnist|
Daniel Keenan Savage (born October 7, 1964)  is an an openly gay American sex advice columnist, author, media pundit, journalist and newspaper editor. Bradley University is a private Co-educational University located in Peoria Illinois. Events 3761 BC - The epoch (origin of the modern Hebrew calendar ( Proleptic Julian calendar) Year 1964 ( MCMLXIV) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the 1964 Gregorian calendar. Chicago (ʃɪˈkɑːgoʊ is the largest City by population in the state of Illinois and the American Midwest of the United States. The State of Illinois ( roughly ill-i-NOY is a state of the United States of America, the 21st to be admitted to the Union. An author is defined both as "the person who originates or gives existence to anything" and that authorship determines responsibility for what is created A pundit is someone who offers to mass-media his/her opinion or commentary on a particular subject area (most typically political analysis, the Social sciences A journalist (also called a newspaperman) is a person who practices Journalism, the gathering and dissemination of information about current events trends Editing Language, Images or Sound through correction condensation organization and other modifications in various media A sex columnist is a Writer of a newspaper or magazine column about Sex. Events 3761 BC - The epoch (origin of the modern Hebrew calendar ( Proleptic Julian calendar) Year 1964 ( MCMLXIV) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the 1964 Gregorian calendar. In the English language, gay is an Adjective that in modern usage refers to Homosexuality. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A sex columnist is a Writer of a newspaper or magazine column about Sex. An author is defined both as "the person who originates or gives existence to anything" and that authorship determines responsibility for what is created A pundit is someone who offers to mass-media his/her opinion or commentary on a particular subject area (most typically political analysis, the Social sciences A journalist (also called a newspaperman) is a person who practices Journalism, the gathering and dissemination of information about current events trends A newspaper is a written Publication containing News, information and Advertising, usually printed on low-cost paper called Newsprint. Editing Language, Images or Sound through correction condensation organization and other modifications in various media Savage is best known for penning the internationally syndicated relationship and sex advice column Savage Love. Savage Love is a syndicated Sex -advice column by Dan Savage. Its tone is humorous, profane, and often hostile to social conservatives, as in the Santorum controversy. Humour or humor (see spelling differences) is the tendency of particular cognitive experiences to provoke Laughter and provide Amusement Social conservatism is a political or moral ideology that affirms the government's role in encouraging or enforcing traditional values or behaviors in the belief that these are what The Santorum controversy arose over former US Senator Rick Santorum 's statements about Homosexuality and the Right to privacy in April Savage has often been the subject of controversy regarding his opinions that pointedly clash with both traditional conservative moral values and those put forth by what Savage has been known to call the "gay establishment". Conservatism is a term used to describe political philosophies that favour Tradition, where tradition refers to various religious cultural or nationally defined He has also worked as a theater director, both under his real name and under the name Keenan Hollahan, using his middle name and his grandmother's maiden name. Many people's Names include one or more middle names, placed between the first Given name and the Surname. 
Dan Savage was born to William and Judy Savage in Chicago, Illinois. Chicago (ʃɪˈkɑːgoʊ is the largest City by population in the state of Illinois and the American Midwest of the United States.  He is of Irish ancestry. The Irish people ( Irish: Muintir na hÉireann, na hÉireannaigh, na Gaeil) are a Western European Ethnic group who originate  The third of four children, Savage was raised as a Roman Catholic and attended Quigley Preparatory Seminary North, which he has described as "a Catholic high school in Chicago for boys thinking of becoming priests. Archbishop Quigley Preparatory Seminary was a United States High school administered by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago for young Chicago (ʃɪˈkɑːgoʊ is the largest City by population in the state of Illinois and the American Midwest of the United States. A priest or priestess is a person having the authority or power to administer religious rites in particular rites of sacrifice to and propitiation of a deity or deities " (Though Savage has stated that he is now "a wishy-washy agnostic", he has said that he still considers himself "culturally Catholic". Agnosticism ( Greek: α- a-, without + γνώσις gnōsis, knowledge after Gnosticism) is the philosophical view that the )
Savage attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he studied theatre and history. This article is about the flagship campus For other uses and locations of University of Illinois, see University of Illinois (disambiguation The University of Theatre (or theater, see spelling differences) is the branch of the Performing arts defined by Bernard Beckerman as what "occurs when one History is the study of the past particularly the written record Those who study history as a Profession are called Historians Etymology  As a theater director, Savage (working under the name "Keenan Hollahan") was a founder of Seattle's Greek Active Theater.  Much of the group's work has been queer re-contextualizations of classic works, such as a tragicomic Macbeth with both the title character and Lady Macbeth played by performers of the opposite gender. Queer has traditionally meant odd or unusual but is now also used to refer to anyone who is not heteronormative. Macbeth is among the best-known of William Shakespeare 's plays, and is his shortest tragedy, believed to have been written some time between Lady Macbeth is a character in William Shakespeare play Macbeth. In March 2001 he directed his own Egguus at Consolidated Works, a parody of Peter Shaffer's 1973 play Equus which exchanged a fixation on horses for a fixation on chickens. Consolidated Works was a "multi-disciplinary contemporary arts center" located successively in two former warehouses in the South Lake Union neighborhood of Sir Peter Levin Shaffer (born May 15, 1926) is an English Dramatist, author of numerous award-winning plays several of which have been filmed Equus is a play by Peter Shaffer written in 1973 telling the story of a Psychiatrist who attempts to treat a young man who has a pathological religious/ Savage has not directed, produced, or performed in any productions since a 2003 production of "Letters from the Earth," also at Consolidated Works, his trimmed version of Mark Twain's "The Diary of Adam and Eve", which received scathing reviews, including one from his own paper ("My boss' show stinks. Consolidated Works was a "multi-disciplinary contemporary arts center" located successively in two former warehouses in the South Lake Union neighborhood of "--Brendan Kiley, The Stranger, March 20th, 2003).
In 1991, Savage was living in Madison, Wisconsin, and working as a manager at a local video store that specialized in independent film titles. Savage Love is a syndicated Sex -advice column by Dan Savage. Madison is the capital of the US state of Wisconsin and the County seat of Dane County. Wisconsin ( or wɪˈskɑnsɨn (French Ouisconsin) is one of the fifty United States of America, located in the north central part of the United States  There, Savage befriended Tim Keck, co-founder of The Onion, who announced that he was moving to Seattle to help start an alternative weekly newspaper entitled The Stranger. For the vegetable see Onion. The Onion is an American " fake news " organization The Stranger is an Alternative weekly newspaper in Seattle Washington, USA noted for its Social commentary, Political opinion  Savage "made the offhand comment that forever altered [his] life: 'Make sure your paper has an advice column—everybody claims to hate 'em, but everybody seems to read 'em'. " Savage typed up a sample column, and to Savage's surprise Keck offered him the job. 
Savage stated in a February 2006 interview in The Onion's A.V. Club (which publishes his column) that he began the column with the express purpose of providing mocking advice to heterosexuals. The AV Club is an entertainment newspaper and website published by The Onion eaters. Heterosexuality refers to sexual behavior with or attraction to people of the opposite sex or to a heterosexual orientation
Forever, I'd read letters that had been written from straight advice columnists to gay people. Sometimes the advice was okay, but often it was clueless about gay issues or gay people or gay sex or gay rights. And I just thought it would be funny for once if there was an advice column written by a gay person where straight people had to get slapped around or treated with contempt. 
Savage wanted to call the column "Hey Faggot!" His editors at the time refused his choice of column name, but for the first several years of the column, he attached "Hey Faggot!" at the beginning of each printed letter as a salutation. Faggot or fag, in modern North American and Australian English is a word and generally a Pejorative slur term for a gay or According to Savage:
When I started writing this column in 1991, there was a debate raging in hellish homosexual circles about words like faggot. The idea was that if we used these words ourselves--Queer Nation, Dyke March, "Hey, Faggot"--straights couldn't use them as hate words anymore. I chose "Hey, Faggot" as my salutation in joking reference to this lively debate about reclaiming hate words. 
In his February 25, 1999 column, Savage announced that he was retiring the phrase: "Lo many columns later, it feels strange to begin every column with a joke about a debate that ended years ago. Events 138 - The Emperor Hadrian adopts Antoninus Pius, effectively making him his successor Year 1999 ( MCMXCIX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar) "
He has written in a number of columns about "straight rights" concerns, such as the HPV vaccine and the morning-after pill, stating in his November 9, 2005, column that "[t]he right-wingers and the fundies and the sex-phobes don't just have it in for the queers. Human papillomavirus (HPV vaccine is a Vaccine that targets certain strains of Human papillomavirus associated with the development of Cervical Events 694 - Egica, a king of the Visigoths of Hispania, accuses Jews of aiding Muslims sentencing all Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. They're coming for your asses too. "
In addition to his weekly article and authoring four books, Savage is involved in several other projects. Illinois Wesleyan University is an independent undergraduate University located in Bloomington, Illinois.
He is now the editorial director of the Seattle weekly newspaper The Stranger, a promotion from his former position as The Stranger's editor-in-chief. The Stranger is an Alternative weekly newspaper in Seattle Washington, USA noted for its Social commentary, Political opinion A publication's editor in chief is its Primary editor, having final responsibility for the operations and policies  Savage currently is a contributor to This American Life, an hour-long radio show on Chicago's WBEZ syndicated by PRI. This American Life ( TAL) is a weekly hour-long Radio program produced by Chicago Public Radio and hosted by Ira Glass. Radio is the transmission of signals by Modulation of electromagnetic waves with frequencies below those of visible Light. Chicago (ʃɪˈkɑːgoʊ is the largest City by population in the state of Illinois and the American Midwest of the United States. Chicago Public Radio is a noncommercial Public radio station broadcasting from Chicago, Illinois. Public Radio International ( PRI) is a Minneapolis -based American Public radio organization with locations in Boston, New York
From at least September 1994 until 1997, he had a weekly 2-hour call-in show called Savage Love Live on Seattle's KCMU (now KEXP). KEXP (903 FM) is a public Radio station based in Seattle Washington, that specializes in independent and Alternative rock programmed KEXP (903 FM) is a public Radio station based in Seattle Washington, that specializes in independent and Alternative rock programmed From 1998 to 2000, he ran the bi-weekly advice column Dear Dan on the news website abcnews.com. The American Broadcasting Company ( ABC) is an American Television network. Savage is also a frequent contributor to Out magazine. Out ( is a popular Gay men 's Fashion, Entertainment, and Lifestyle Magazine, with the highest circulation of any gay monthly
The Savage Lovecast is a podcast of Savage's column Savage Love, available at iTunes and at the Stranger's website for free download. This is a list of episodes of Savage Lovecast, "the once a week out-loud version of the sex-advice column Savage Love " hosted by Dan Savage. A podcast is a series of audio or Video digital-media files which is distributed over the Internet by syndicated Download Savage Love is a syndicated Sex -advice column by Dan Savage. iTunes is a proprietary digital media player application introduced by Apple Inc It features Savage doing a call-in version of his sex advice column.
Savage has written about his interest in political matters. His political leanings are primarily leftist or liberal, with pronounced contrarian and libertarian streaks. Liberalism in the United States is a broad political and philosophical mindset favoring individual Liberty, and opposing restrictions on liberty whether they come from In finance a contrarian is one who attempts to profit by investing in a manner that differs from the Conventional wisdom, when the consensus opinion appears to be wrong Libertarianism is a term used by a broad spectrum of political philosophies which prioritize individual Liberty and seek to minimize or even abolish the  In 2000, he wrote that while suffering from the influenza virus while on an assignment for salon.com to cover the Iowa caucuses, he was so angered by televised remarks in opposition to same-sex marriage by conservative Republican presidential hopeful Gary Bauer that he abandoned his original plan "to follow one of the loopy conservative Christian candidates around—Bauer or Alan Keyes—and write something insightful and humanizing about him, his campaign, and his supporters. The Orthomyxoviridae (Derivation of name orthos is Greek for straight myxa is Greek for Mucus) are a family of RNA viruses that Saloncom, part of Salon Media Group ( often just called Salon, is an online The Iowa caucuses are an electoral event in which residents of the U Same-sex marriage (also referred to as gay marriage) is a term for a legally or Socially recognized Marriage between two people of the same Conservatism is a term used to describe political philosophies that favour Tradition, where tradition refers to various religious cultural or nationally defined Gary Lee Bauer (born May 4 1946, Covington Kentucky) is a neoconservative American Politician notable for his ties to Alan Lee Keyes (born August 7 1950 "
He volunteered for the Bauer campaign, intending to infect the candidate with his flu. He wrote that he'd licked doorknobs and other objects in the campaign office, and handed Bauer a saliva-coated pen, hoping to pass the disease on to Bauer and his supporters (though he later said that much of the article had been fictitious). He also registered and participated in the caucus, which was illegal, as Savage was not an Iowa resident. He was charged and pled guilty to a misdemeanor charge of fraudulent voting in a caucus, and was sentenced to a year's probation, 50 hours of community service, and a $750 fine. 
Savage often mentions political issues in his column, particularly issues that affect family planning, birth control, and sexuality. He often encourages readers to get involved, and often voices a positive or negative opinion about a politician or public official. After Rick Santorum, then a United States senator from Pennsylvania, made comments to a reporter comparing homosexual sex to bestiality and incest, Savage assailed Santorum in his columns, and eventually had a contest that ultimately led to the term santorum being used to refer to a byproduct of anal sex. Richard John Santorum (born May 10, 1958) is a former United States Senator from the Commonwealth of The United States Senate is the Upper house of the bicameral United States Congress, the Lower house being the House of Representatives The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania ( often colloquially referred to as PA (its abbreviation by natives and Northeasterners is a state located in the Northeastern Zoophilia, from the Greek ζῷον ( zṓion, "animal" and φιλία ( philia, "friendship" or "love" is a Paraphilia Incest refers to any sexual activity between closely related persons (often within the immediate family that is illegal or socially Taboo. Santorum is a sexual Neologism proposed by American humorist and sex-advice columnist Dan Savage in 2003 to "memorialize" then US Republican Anal sex most often refers to the sex act involving insertion of the Penis into the Rectum. 
Savage also strongly supported the war in Iraq in the pages of The Stranger in October 2002. The Iraq War, also known as the Second Gulf War, the Occupation of Iraq, or the War in Iraq, is an ongoing Military campaign  By the time of the U. S. invasion in March 2003, however, he had somewhat softened his argument. 
Savage has also been a vocal opponent of state laws which outlaw the sales of sex toys. A sex toy is an object or device that is primarily used in facilitating human sexual pleasure. In response to an expose by Kandiss Crone from WLBT (Jackson, Mississippi) that precipitated the arrest and fining of an adult video store owner, Savage suggested that the readers send any sex toys that they need to dispose of to Ms. Crone. 
Savage often surprises readers by defending unexpected positions. Among his more surprising or controversial statements:
Savage stated in a column that he favors outing in some cases, specifically mentioning anti-gay activist Tyler Whitney. In the late twentieth century outing became a common term for taking someone "out of The closet "—that is publicising that someone is Gay. BenPhelpsJPG|thumb|right|Westboro Baptist Church picket signs with Ben Phelps grandson of Fred Phelps However in the same column he said, "I recently talked someone out of outing a public figure. A Savage Love reader was contemplating outing an innocuous celebrity back in April. I advised him against it because, as I wrote to him privately, outing is brutal and it should be reserved for brutes. " See The Frank Rule. Barnett "Barney" Frank (born March 31, 1940) is an American Politician and a member of the United States House of Representatives
Savage's editorship of The Stranger has established him as a voice in local Seattle politics. His most high-profile commentary has been as an outspoken critic of the Teen Dance Ordinance and other crackdowns on all-ages events. The Teen Dance Ordinance was a controversial Seattle law which severely curtailed the ability of concert and club promoters to hold events for underaged patrons
Savage argues that closing down supervised all-ages dance venues drives teens to boredom and reckless activities: "Places like Ground Zero and the Kirkland Teen Center are invaluable from a law enforcement point of view. Kirkland is an affluent city in King County, Washington, United States. They keep kids out of, say, 7-Eleven parking lots or the homes of friends whose parents are away. "
On December 3, 2002, Savage announced in an article that he had purchased columnist Ann Landers' desk; she had died earlier in the year (on June 22). Events 1800 - War of the Second Coalition: Battle of Hohenlinden, French See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. Esther "Eppie" Pauline Friedman Lederer (July 4 1918 &ndash June 22 2002 and Ruth Crowley were the main writers behind the public image of advice columnist Events 217 BC - Battle of Raphia: Ptolemy IV of Egypt defeats Antiochus III the Great of the Seleucid kingdom.  Savage has facetiously referred to Landers as his "college roommate" and said "I like to think of myself as a gay Ann Landers. "
|NAME||Savage, Daniel Keenan|
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Hollahan, Keenan (pseudonym)|
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||sex advice columnist|
|DATE OF BIRTH||October 7, 1964|
|PLACE OF BIRTH|
|DATE OF DEATH||living|
|PLACE OF DEATH|