Showing posts with label Dan Savage. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Dan Savage. Show all posts

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The Day In Gay Denver: Red Ball, Dolls With Balls, Dan Savage, and lots more!

• The Alexander Foundation exists to enhance the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people by providing financial assistance to those in need throughout Colorado.

• Denver Colorado AIDS Project presents Red Ball this Sunday. Says DCAP, "Red Ball is a hip and cutting-edge runway experience to raise awareness for World AIDS Day and to support Denver Colorado AIDS Project."

• Dan Savage present's "Savage Love Live" tonight at Colorado College in Colorado Springs. 

Matthew's Place interviews author and activist Leslea Newman.

• It's Dolls With Balls Drag Queen Bingo tonight at Hamburger Mary's with Alexandra Winters and Harley Quinn.

• It's half-priced rooms at the Midtowne Spa from 8am today until 8am tomorrow. It's like Black Friday all over again!

• Get over the hump with Rock N Roll Wednesdays at Denver Eagle!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Dan Savage Presents "Savage Love Live" At Colorado College

Nationally syndicated sex advice columnist and author Dan Savage will give his "Savage Love Live!" presentation at Colorado College in Colorado Springs tomorrow night (Wednesday, November 28) beginning at 6:30pm.

Savage is the author of "Savage Love," a sex and relationship advice column where nothing is off limits. He is also the author of several books, and the founder of the It Gets Better Project, which reaches out to LGBTQ teens who are victims of bullying.

Participants will get the chance to ask Savage a question, anonymously or not, if they wish, and all questions will be answered. A book signing will occur in the Armstrong lobby following the event.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Dan Savage apologizes for remarks

Openly gay sex columnist Dan Savage apologized for using profanity in characterizing a walkout by some high school journalists who were upset by a speech in which Savage criticized Bible-based justifications for hatred and bullying of LGBT people. Savage later said he shouldn’t have called the protesters names, but rejected charges that he engaged in an anti-Christian tirade

“I did not attack Christianity. I attacked hypocrisy. My remarks can only be read as an attack on all Christians if you believe that all Christians are hypocrites. Which I don't believe,” Savage wrote.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Advocate announces its "Newsmakers of the Year" list

Rep. Patrick Murphy, D-Pa., columnist Dan Savage (pictured), Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, Fort Worth City Councilman Joel Burns and California Judge Victoria Kolakowski are included on Advocate.com's list of the year's top figures in LGBT news.

Friday, October 22, 2010

It Gets Better Project reaches 10 million views

Today, following the announcement that over 2,000 videos inspired by the It Gets Better Project have reached 10 million video views on ItGetsBetterProject.com and YouTube, the project’s founder, Dan Savage, is sending the organization's first email to encourage thousands of supporters to join a nationwide suicide prevention and anti-bullying effort by signing a pledge at ItGetsBetterProject.com.
The It Gets Better Project is more than just a collection of incredible and inspiring videos; it engages people in communities across America, from all different backgrounds to take action.
In the coming weeks and months, the It Gets Better Project will be calling on individuals from across the country, from all walks of life, no matter their sexual orientation, to take a stand against LGBT bullying and help to support suicide prevention services in our nation’s schools and communities.
Below is the full-text version of Dan Savage’s email announcing the campaign to supporters, including the pledge:

Subject: Making it Better Today

Dear Friends,

More than 2,000 videos, 10 million views, and emails from kids all over the country letting us know that they're watching and taking hope.
We can’t believe it.
Four weeks ago, Terry and I recorded the first It Gets Better Project video in the aftermath of the recent suicides of bullied gay teenagers across the country. We created a YouTube channel and invited other LGBT adults to share their stories with LGBT kids. We were worried that our video might be the only one on our "channel."
But 24 hours after we posted the first It Gets Better Project video to YouTube, six more videos popped up.  Two days later, there were a couple of dozen more. Within a week, there were 1,000. Now there are more than 2,000 videos that have been watched more than 10 million times.
These videos do not solve the bullying crisis in this country. It’s why I ask you today to join me in this nationwide grassroots campaign by signing our It Gets Better Project pledge:


Everyone deserves to be respected for who they are. I pledge to spread this message to my friends, family and neighbors. I'll speak up against hate and intolerance whenever I see it, at school and at work. I'll provide hope for lesbian, gay, bi, trans and other bullied teens by letting them know that "It Gets Better."
When a 15-year-old gay kid commits suicide, he's saying that he can't picture a future for himself with enough joy in it to compensate for the pain he's in now. By sharing our stories and our joy, LGBT adults and our allies are letting bullied and isolated LGBT kids know that there is hope—that things will get better for them, just as they got better for us. That they will know love and know joy.
The It Gets Better Project is not just a place where LGBT youth can view videos of role models, but it’s a place where our allies—straight people, religious people, friends and family members—can come together to stand up for the human rights of America’s youth.

Dan Savage
It Gets Better Project

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Banning bachelorette parties at gay bars?

Dan Savage doesn't like bachelorette parties at gay bars. He says it's flaunting an event that gay men are not allowed to participate in--marriage. Some Chicago gay bars have banned the events. What do you think? Bachelorette parties at JR's and Charlie's? Thumbs up or thumbs down?

Monday, January 26, 2009

File under New Year's Resolutions or Spring Cleaning


Get rid of your excess baggage.

Queercents is offering up advice on how to get rid of all your old, useless stuff (except your boyfriend--for that, write to Dan Savage). I especially like the idea of cleaning out your books.

Trade them for credit at Capitol Hill Books on Colfax and then spend the day browsing my favorite used book store.