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Dan Savage

Thu Apr 02 @ 7:30pm

Dan Savage

Thu Apr 02 @ 7:30pm


Black Cat
1831 14th Street, Washington DC


Daniel Keenan Savage (born October 7, 1964) is an openly gay American sex advice columnist, author, media pundit, journalist, and newspaper editor. Savage is best known for penning the internationally syndicated relationship and sex advice column "Savage Love". Savage uses the column as a forum for his strong opinions that often flout "conservative family values"; he often encourages advice-seekers to pursue their fetishes. The tone of the column is frank in its discussion of sexuality, often humorous, and Savage does not shy away from using profanity. He is strongly opposed to both bestiality and incest. Though Savage encourages sexual experimentation, he does not encourage carelessness. He frequently makes use of his position - that of a columnist with a large and loyal audience - to spread AIDS awareness and to promote safe sex.In 1991, Savage was living in Madison, Wisconsin, and working as a manager at a local video store that specialized in independent film titles. There, Savage befriended Tim Keck, co-founder of The Onion, who announced that he was moving to Seattleto help start an alternative weekly newspaper titled The Stranger. Savage "made the offhand comment that forever altered [his] life: 'Make sure your paper has an advice columnâ??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. Read more on Last.fm.

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