Dan Savage on It Gets Better

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Dan Savage, author of the syndicated sex-advice column "Savage Love," discusses his "It Gets Better" campaign, which gathers videos of encouragement for LGBT youths.  


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Comments [5]

Mark from Miami

Yes, it does get better, and I applaud Dan for creating a movement that will at best save lives, at the least give hope. I am a 44-year-old gay man returning to school, and Dan is speaking at my university, FIU, this week. I look forward to seeing him speak. He is an inspiration to young gays and he demonstrates what we can do as individuals to support our cause.

Jan. 11 2011 03:33 PM
Dave Cullen, author of Columbine from New York City

I'm so impressed by Dan, and this project. The right thing, at the right time.

Thanks for saving lives, Dan. And I don't just mean the kids that kill themselves. Nearly every gay kid fights a terrible battle with self-loathing for not fitting in, and fearing his life will be miserable. We all kill a part of ourselves. Thanks for keeping it alive.

Jan. 03 2011 12:00 PM
David from New York, New York

Oh it gets better alright Dan--you forgot to tell these youth that it ONLY gets better for white privileged gay men like yourself. Not so for the rest of us.

Dec. 31 2010 01:53 PM
George from New York, NY

Dan Savage:

- a good and compassionate man in his writings for promoting an honest look at how harmful many of our society's taboos are for us all.

- a very brave man for promoting this current discussion through these videos.

Maybe a very different role model than the "norm", but a great one nonetheless.

Dec. 30 2010 06:09 PM
Ed from NYc

Propaganda of the worst kind from a sexual deviate; not because he's gay but based on his writings. Not a good role model for a child, not at all.

Dec. 30 2010 11:01 AM

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