Dan Savage- like or dislike?

Rawhide Rawhide
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Like
21  (34%)
Diskile
14  (23%)
Love!
19  (31%)
Hate!
7  (11%)
Total votes: 61
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01/23/2012
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Cherrylane Cherrylane
LOVE.

End of story lol.

I read his column and podcast almost religiously. Turned my friends on to him. I'll watch his tv appearances. I think him doing a special on MTV is a great thing, as we someone to be real about sex information and the kinds of relationships people have and how to be happy and healthy with however that looks.
01/23/2012
punkstar283 punkstar283
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Originally posted by Rawhide
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love
01/23/2012
gone77 gone77
I've been a fan of his for years now. Love, love, love.
01/24/2012
Silverdrop Silverdrop
I think he's great. There's a SexIs article out now written by someone who hates the "It Gets Better" movement because... idunno, I guess because it doesn't magically fix all things for all kids? It's pretty stupid. At least Dan Savage stepped up and did something.
01/24/2012
El-Jaro El-Jaro
Mostly like. I've disagreed with him on a couple things already, but not enough to dislike him.

Plus, something he did years ago is still having an effect on the world today (see: Santorum)
01/24/2012
HannahPanda HannahPanda
Unsure... O_o
01/27/2012
kawigrl kawigrl
i don't really know much about this.
01/27/2012
zecookiepuss zecookiepuss
Love Savage! He's amazing and has terrific advice!
02/03/2012
PDXlady PDXlady
Hate. He's a biphobic, transphobic, bigoted ass.
02/12/2012
Cherrylane Cherrylane
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Originally posted by PDXlady
Hate. He's a biphobic, transphobic, bigoted ass.
That's about the last thing that comes to mind when I think of Dan Savage.

Personally, I think people who get all butthurt over the sort of thing allegedly sex positive people get butthurt at Dan Savage over are somewhat delusional high maintenance prats.
02/12/2012
PDXlady PDXlady
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Originally posted by Cherrylane
That's about the last thing that comes to mind when I think of Dan Savage.

Personally, I think people who get all butthurt over the sort of thing allegedly sex positive people get butthurt at Dan Savage over are somewhat delusional high ... More
He tells people to not trust bisexuals and that they should "stick to their own kind" and he refers to trans people using incredibly offensive slurs. His message is not it gets better, it's it gets better if you are a cis identified person who is only attracted to one gender otherwise you are an untrustworthy freak. I am a very sex positive person which is exactly why I can't get behind a man who makes people feel ashamed about their sexual orientation or gender identity.
02/12/2012
SerialSexy SerialSexy
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Originally posted by Rawhide
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I loved him in Clearly, You're Retarded!
05/14/2012
That Guy over there That Guy over there
I don't like him. Some of the things he has said in interviews are just plain mean. As for that Santorum situation, if a Conservative pulled that same stunt on him, he'd have sued. I find that he's a bit of a reactionary bully, he got bullied when he was younger so now he bullies to try and make his points.

I will give him credit for the "It gets better" campaign though.
05/28/2012
unfulfilled unfulfilled
I've never paid any attention to him.
05/28/2012
RonLee RonLee
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Originally posted by PDXlady
He tells people to not trust bisexuals and that they should "stick to their own kind" and he refers to trans people using incredibly offensive slurs. His message is not it gets better, it's it gets better if you are a cis identified ... More
Have you ever actually heard those things? Or have you heard someone else say "he said..." and then you believed it? Listen to the guy's podcast to hear for yourself.
He's certainly not the perfect spokesperson for LGBT causes but who is? He seems to be trying to do something positive.
05/28/2012
PDXlady PDXlady
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Originally posted by RonLee
Have you ever actually heard those things? Or have you heard someone else say "he said..." and then you believed it? Listen to the guy's podcast to hear for yourself.
He's certainly not the perfect spokesperson for LGBT causes ... More
Yes, I have seen video's and seen quotes linked directly to his own writing. That is not to say that he is a terrible person and everything that he writes is terrible, but I just can't get behind him.
05/29/2012
Bodhi Bodhi
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Originally posted by PDXlady
He tells people to not trust bisexuals and that they should "stick to their own kind" and he refers to trans people using incredibly offensive slurs. His message is not it gets better, it's it gets better if you are a cis identified ... More
I agree. For someone who started the 'It Gets Better campaign' you'd think he'd be more tolerant, it makes me sad.
06/02/2012
pasdechat pasdechat
I'm so torn. I do think he can be funny, and I know that he's done a lot for LGBT rights (well, LG, at least), but...I have some issues.

I did read part of an interview where Savage essentially denied the existence of bisexuals/implied that they're all lying. I'm not bi, but my boyfriend at the time was, but had identified as gay for several years in the past partly because of skepticism like this.

The other main thing I have against him is an interview where he basically told straight women to just suck it up and deal with the fact that men can't be monogamous. Now, I have no problem with people who practice polyamory, but it's not something that appeals to me personally, and I expect my partners to be monogamous. To me, that comment was borderline sexist (towards both genders)--it plays into the worst stereotypes about men and women (i.e. that men are sex-crazed animals who can't control themselves, whereas women are pure, sexless creatures who just want love and commitment).
06/02/2012
Lizard Lizard
I voted like cause I don't dislike him. Don't really care about him.
07/01/2012
UnknownGirl UnknownGirl
He's a complete asshole. Which is, of course, why I enjoy him so much. I'll never forget the first time I read his column. One of the letters was from a guy that could only cum if his partner was shoving a loaf of warm bread in his face. I was pretty much hooked after that.
07/01/2012
sasshole sasshole
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Originally posted by PDXlady
Hate. He's a biphobic, transphobic, bigoted ass.
ugh this so much and he's incredibly privileged as an able body white cis man
08/31/2012
edenguy edenguy
Love! Dan Savage. While he can take some cheap shots I think he gives good advice
09/01/2012
PDXlady PDXlady
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Originally posted by edenguy
Love! Dan Savage. While he can take some cheap shots I think he gives good advice
Yeah, great advice like don't date bisexuals because they are untrustworthy.

He's also a total ass hole about polyamory.
09/01/2012
jr2012 jr2012
I really like the realistic advice he gives. Sometimes I don't agree with him, but usually he does a good, thoughtful, well-researched answer.
09/13/2012
SkylarrStarr SkylarrStarr
His Village Voice section always gave me great lunch time reading when working in NYC. I think many people dislike him because he calls it like he sees it, and does not pull any punches.
09/13/2012
Happenstance Happenstance
He's a biphobic, transphobic, asexual-shaming, racist who started a video campaign that doesn't work. To hell with that fuckwad.
09/13/2012
edenguy edenguy
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Originally posted by PDXlady
Yeah, great advice like don't date bisexuals because they are untrustworthy.

He's also a total ass hole about polyamory.
"don't date bisexuals because they are untrustworthy." - Well, that's not great advice.
09/14/2012
Incendiaire Incendiaire
I dislike him, his attitude, his demeanour, and that "It gets better" campaign is the most annoying waste of time in the world. Instead of people actually doing something to make things better for gay teens right now, they just have to spend 2 minutes in front of a computer telling gay kids to stick it out until some magical future filled with roses comes along, and then feel good about themselves for doing so.
09/14/2012
sweetpea12 sweetpea12
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I'm indifferent
10/18/2012
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