Daniel Keenan Savage is a famous American journalist and author, who is popular for being an LGBT community activist. He was born on 7th October 1964. For a very long period, this person has been penning down his thoughts and ideas for the heterosexual community.
He is known as the fake Dan Savage on his social media account. But do not let the name fool you as the ID belongs to this celeb only. With his husband and his “It Gets Better Project,” they have been helping out individuals fighting the stress of homosexuality and depression. Consequently, they have motivated a lot of people to come out from their age-old customs and beliefs and embrace humanity in all possible forms.
Personal life of Dan Savage
Born in Chicago, Savage has both Irish and German ancestry6. His parents are Judith “Judy” (née Schneider) and William Savage, Sr. He has one sister and two brothers. Savage grew up as a Roman Catholic and has attended Quigley Preparatory Seminary North School. He went to the University of Illinois, where he completed his BFA in Acting. From 1988 to 1990, he has lived abroad in Berlin.
In 2005, Savage tied his knot with Terry Miller Dan Savage and adopted an infant son who happens to be in his 20s now. They got married in 2005 in Vancouver, and he and his husband were the part of the first group of heterosexual couples to receive the Washington state marriage license. Again on 9th December 2012, they both got married at Seattle City Hall on Sunday to host the first same sex marriage in Washington.
Dan Savage Articles
In 1991, Dan Savage made a remarkable comment for the startup business of a friend named Tim Keck. He happened to be the co-founder of the Onion and wanted to open an alternative weekly paper called The Stranger. Dan Savage reminded him to keep an advice column that can drive potential traffic towards the newspaper. He also submitted a sample of his writing for this column, for which he got instantly selected.
Savage started with writing the advice column for the heterosexuals, and his tagline was “Hey, Faggot!” After a few years of writing the column, he decided to put down the phrase as he felt that the reclamation got its due success. Since then, he has been penning down several columns on different issues, mainly centering on relationships and family. Few of best of Dan Savage articles are:
- “Is No Adoption Really Better Than a Gay Adoption?”
- “Doc has not made changes for prisoners with AIDS”
- “Gays, lesbians can’t have heroes (Degeneres) without monsters (Cunanan)”
- “The Magazine Article That Changed Everything for Gay People”
- “Send AIDS money to Africa – One Seattle-area gay group’s funding is increasingly hard to justify”
- “The President’s Speech: A Gay Agenda for Everyone,” etc.
Savage was an advice columnist on sexual issues in an alternative newspaper, The Stranger. He began it from 1991, and by the end of 1998, his readership increased to around four million. Savage was also the Associate Editor from 1991 till 2001, later becoming the editorial director in the year 2007. He has been an active participator in papers like The New York Times, The Capital Times, Slate Magazine, etc.
Dan Savage Lovecast
The popularity of “Savage Love” has syndicated the column to more than 50 of the leading newspapers across the USA. The sex-advice columnist has also written more than 6 books to date.
Along with his column, the author launched the famous Savage Lovecast in 2006, which is a weekly, call-in advice podcast. The show has two versions namely:
- Micro Episodes: These have 40 minutes long episodes with advertisements and do not cost anything. Although this version is free for the users, yet to get hold of the entire catalog, one needs to purchase the Magnum version.
- Magnum Episodes: Along with the free version, the users also get to enjoy 40-50 minutes of the new content along with new guests. Also, you do not have to bear with advertisements in this version. The All-Access subscription allows the user to enjoy all the Magnums ever made. A year subscription costs around $35.99, while 6 months costs around $19.99, and one-month costs around$ 5.
Generally, both the shows come out simultaneously every Tuesday. To access the free version of it, you can refer to their website or subscribe to iTunes for updates every week.
What is Dan Savage Net Worth?
Dan Savage is estimated to have an approximate net worth of $3 million. This person is quite famous internationally for his sex column Savage Love. He also got popularity because of the renowned It Gets Better Project, which he started in 2010 with his husband, Terry Miller. It helped the LGBT youth to fight the adverse situations that drove them towards suicide.
Savage did work as a theater director under the name of Keenan Hollahan. He has also been a vocal challenger of Rick Santorum’s opinions on homosexuality and has made many debated public statements. He also has written few books that have fetched him both the revenue as well as popularity among the folks. Hence, given the active participation of this influencer in the social media world as well as his regular works will go increasing his worth every single moment of his life.