Dan Savage

Tweets About Trump's CDC 7 Word Ban Say Everything You're Thinking Right Now

On Friday, Dec. 15, news broke that President Donald Trump has reportedly given the Center for Disease Control (CDC) a list of seven words that are …

George Orwell

Savage Love Letter of the Day: On Dating — And Dumping — Someone With Depression

by Dan Savage<i>Originally published November 27, 2013.</i>I recently ended a relationship that lasted a year and five months. While I loved this woman, for …

Psychology

Feeling Scroogey? Get Your Tickets for Dan Savage's Happy Hole-adays!

If the horrible, unceasing events of 2017 have left you feeling like a burnt crouton, there's still hope for some holiday cheer—that's also …

Portland, OR

Trump Judicial Nominee Grilled by Republican Senator

by Dan SavageSen. Kennedy questions a Trump judicial nominee:<br>"Have you ever tried a jury trial?"<br>"I have …

Seattle

People Say Identity Politics Are Killing the Democratic Party. I Think They're Saving It.

Some thoughts after Alabama.<p>Roy Moore was an extreme danger to religious freedom and the rule of law for everyone living in the United States, but he posed a particular threat to the liberty of queer people, Black people, Chicanos, Muslims, non-Christians (including his own lawyer who, his wife …

Democratic Party

How to Navigate Being in an Open Marriage During the Holidays

While the holidays are a joyful and festive time, they are also typically jam-packed with activities and fraught with relational drama. This can make it tricky to squeeze in quality time with your significant other. So what happens when you're juggling multiple significant others on top of all …

Relationships

Why Have Massive Age Differences Long Been Common in Gay Dating?

‘Call Me by Your Name,’ Kevin Spacey and what counts as predatory behavior among gay men<p>There’s a part of the whole Kevin Spacey scandal I still …

Relationships

Savage Love Letter of the Day: Reader Advice Round-up

"As a man, you are not qualified to deal out sex advice to women—especially to lesbians." by Dan SavageRecent Savage Love Letters of the Day: Lesbian</b> …

Psychology

The Morning News: GOP Tax Bill a Done Deal, Roy Moore an Unhinged Loon, New Seahawk a Rich Man (And Under Arrest)

by Dan SavageThe face of the gleefully cruel. WIN MCNAMEE / STAFF<b>HOUSE AND SENATE REACH TAX DEAL</b>: "The day after suffering a political blow in the …

Seattle

Date Lab: When it came to small talk, he was feeling rusty

I’ll be the first to admit that, when it comes to these Date Lab dates, I want the best for everyone in their love lives, but I don’t know these people. A lot of them have careers I don’t understand and romantic aspirations I can’t relate to. I’m not an experienced relationship guru like Dan Savage …

Lifestyle

Savage Love Letter of the Day: Micromanaging Other People's Monogam(ish)y

"I don't think this is the level of infidelity she imagined when they made the agreement. " by Dan SavageMy roommate and her boyfriend of one year …

Relationships

About The Wildfire That Destroyed Mansions in Bel Air

by Dan SavageThe Guardian:Authorities have revealed the wildfire that razed homes owned by LA’s wealthiest residents was started in a homeless camp …

Seattle

Blabbermouth Podcast: The Alabama Upset and What's Next for the #MeToo Movement

by The StrangerEpisode 129 talks about the historic Alabama Senate race result, the future of the #MeToo movement, whether gray areas exist in sexual …

Seattle

In this week's Savage Love: Neurodiverse

<i>As a 36-year-old straight woman with autism, I am often misidentified as lesbian because my social signaling must read as masculine. I am not</i> …

Relationships

Randy Rainbow Tackles Roy Moore Controversy with SOUND OF MUSIC Tune in Latest Parody

In his newest song parody, Randy Rainbow takes on the Roy Moore controversy with "Sixteen Going on Seventeen" from THE SOUND OF MUSIC. Check it out …

Savage Love Letter of the Day: Welcoming a New Reader to the "Savage Love" Family

Reader: I'd like to ram a steel post right up your ass until it hits your brain. by Dan Savage<i>Originally posted Oct 31, 2014.</i>While waiting for my …

Parenting

New Randy Rainbow: She Was Sixteen Going On Seventeen (Roy Moore Was 32)

by Dan SavageMaybe now he'll sign my yearbook. 🤠#NewVideo #RoyMoore #MusicMonday pic.twitter.com/YiJJ2DqtNT— Randy Rainbow (@RandyRainbow) December …

Seattle

In Defense of Adulterers

Esther Perel’s new book argues for a more compassionate understanding of our unruly desires.<p><i>Audio:</i> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>Not long ago, scientists discovered that swans, the beloved symbols of romantic and sexual fidelity, have some …

Culture

Viral bullying video captures Captain America's attention — will it hold ours?

I hope Keaton Jones goes to that “Avengers” premiere in Los Angeles, but next year is a long way off when you’re being bullied.<p>Keaton is the …

Viral

Maybe Universities Shouldn't Put the Work of Student Journalists on the Internet

by Dan SavageSo <b>this op-ed</b> by an administrator at Williams College...I recognize myself in [today's students]: intellectually adventurous, skeptical, …

Seattle

In A New Novel, The 'Lost Prayers' Of A Gay Teen Bullied To Death

Social media platforms can connect people across the globe — and terrorize people next door.<p>In a new novel, Ricky Graves is a young man coming to terms with his sexual orientation in a small New Hampshire town. He's tormented by a jerk named Wesley, until Ricky kills him — and then himself.<p>The news …

Culture

Pit Bulls, Bigotry And A Book

Why would anyone feel the need to write a children's book about a pit bull? I and the illustrator, Dula Yavne, have been asked this regularly since releasing Galunker: a rhyming book about a hapless but lovable dog who is loathed because of his breed. Galunker is mostly intended as an entertaining …

Dogs

The Top 10 Podcasts of 2017

Consider the podcast boom unstoppable. <i>36 Questions</i> stretched the medium with an audio musical. Comedians are leveraging their podcasting platforms …

Podcasting

Sometimes a Stupid Joke is Just a Stupid Joke

by Dan SavageI've read <b>this story</b> twice... and I don't see it. So as much as I hate coming to the defense of a conservative politician (albeit a …

Feminism

A While Ago, I Had a Sexual Encounter With My Significant Other's Daughter

<i>I used to be a fan of your column, Dan, but something happened to you. Maybe it’s stress, the current political climate, or some other issue—I don’t</i> …

Psychology

Donald Trump Would Support Businesses Hanging Anti-Gay Signs, According To Sarah Huckabee Sanders

Donald Trump hasn’t yet taken to Twitter to share his thoughts on a U.S. Supreme Court case that many LGBTQ Americans have been anxiously following, …

Donald Trump

Are Democrats In Washington To Set a Good Example?

by Dan Savage Sen. Mazie Hirono wants Sen. Al Franken to "Set An Example"<i>Originally posted at the ungodly hour of 5 AM.</i>Democratic Sen. Mazie Hirono …

Al Franken

Al Franken To Speak From the Floor of the Senate at 8:45 AM Seattle Time

by Dan Savage<b>UPDATE:</b> Al Franken has <b>resigned</b> from the U.S. Senate.You could pass the time until Franken's speech starts by reading this morning's …

Al Franken

Patti LaBelle Explains Why Luther Vandross Never Came Out

Leave it to Andy Cohen’s disarming interview style to extract a scoop so casually. During the <i>Watch What Happens Live</i> after-show, Cohen asked Patti …

Culture

Savage Love Letter of the Day: My Wife Cheated On Me So I'm Sleeping With My Mother-In-Law Now — How Do I Break It To My Wife?

by Dan SavageI'm a straight married guy who spends the vast majority of every year working on site overseas supervising a large scientific experiment …

Seattle