Guest of Honor

Dan Savage on skanky pigeons, extreme musicals, and his new book

Dan Savage

Author, journalist, and activist Dan Savage is best-known for his internationally-syndicated weekly column “Savage Love,” in which has been answering readers’ sex and relationship questions since 1991. (He also hosts a related podcast, Savage Lovecast.)

More recently, he and his husband Terry Miller launched a youth suicide-prevention campaign, the It Gets Better Project. His newest book of essays is American Savage: Insights, Slights, and Fights on Faith, Sex, Love, and Politics. He talks to Rico about squeamishness, skanky pigeons, and his snowboarding soundtrack.