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American Savage

Insights, Slights, And Fights On Faith, Sex, Love, And Politics

By Dan Savage

On the heels of his Emmy-winning It Gets Better campaign, columnist and provocateur Dan Savage weighs in on such diverse issues as healthcare, gun control, and marriage equality with characteristic straight talk and humor.

Dan Savage is famous--and to some, infamous--for many reasons. To
name just a few: he's the author of America's leading sex advice
column, the frank and expletive-filled "Savage Love;" co-founder of
the Emmy Award-winning "It Gets Better Project," a YouTube
campaign aimed at LGBT youth that swept the globe in 2010; and he wrote the groundbreaking 1999 memoir The Kid about adopting a son with his partner (now husband) Terry, which helped inspire same-sex couples nationwide to adopt.
Dan has long been an advocate for marriage equality and LGBT rights, and AMERICAN SAVAGE contains some of his most personal and reflective essays on those subjects to date. He also explains, with his trademark humor and honesty:

- Why assault weapons should be banned, but why guns should be allowed in the U.S. capitol
- Why Obamacare, as good as it is, is "still kinda evil"
- Why straight people should have straight 'pride' parades too
- Why feminists are wrong about Halloween
- Why the Bible is "only as good and decent as the person reading it"
- Why public school sex-ed is more like "sex dread"
- Why the gay marriage debate isn't a zero sum game: nothing has been
taken from straight couples in states where all couples can marry


In a chapter called "Bigot Christmas," Dan also tells the behind-the-scenes story of his famous recent family dinner and marriage equality debate with Brian Brown, head of the National Organization for Marriage.

Format: Book
Author: Savage, Dan
Title: American Savage : insights, slights, and fights on faith, sex, love, and politics / by Dan Savage.
Publisher Date: New York, New York : Dutton, [2013]
Subject: Savage, Dan Gay men -- United States -- Biography Gays -- United States
Isbn: 9780525954101 (hardcover) 0525954104 (hardcover)
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Format: Book
Author: Savage, Dan
Title: American Savage : insights, slights, and fights on faith, sex, love, and politics / by Dan Savage.
Publisher, Date: New York, New York : Dutton, [2013]
Description: xi, 301 pages ; 24 cm
Subjects: Savage, Dan
Subjects: Gay men -- United States -- Biography
Subjects: Gays -- United States
Contents: At a loss -- It's never okay to cheat (except when it is) -- Sex dread -- The GGG spot -- The choicer challenge -- My son comes out -- Crazy, mad, salacious -- Folsom Street blues -- The straight pride parade -- Four closet cases -- Mistakes were made -- On being different -- Extended stay -- Rick and me -- Still evil. Less evil. But still evil -- It's happened again -- Bigot Christmas.
LCCN: 2013001374
ISBN: 9780525954101 (hardcover)
ISBN: 0525954104 (hardcover)
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Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 2
Call Number: 306.7662 Sav