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Dan Savage discusses his new book "American Savage: Insights, Slights, and Fights on Faith, Sex, Love, and Politics"
06/18/2013 6:45 pm
This event will be held in Kagin Commons, on the campus of Macalester College, 1600 Grand Ave, St Paul. MN.
Please scroll down for information on advance tickets (available May 28).
Dan Savage weighs in on topics ranging from marriage, parenting, and the gay agenda to the Catholic Church and sex education.
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.
His new book American Savage contains some of his most personal and reflective essays yet. He explains, with his trademark humor and honesty:
And in a chapter called “Bigot Christmas,” Dan 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.
Dan Savage is someone whose opinions about our culture, politics, and society should not only be listened to but taken seriously.
Dan Savage is an author, journalist, and activist widely known and appreciated for his mordant wit, political commentary, and commonsensical approach to all manner of sexual issues. He is the author of the internationally syndicated column “Savage Love” and the editorial director of The Stranger, a weekly newspaper in Seattle. His writing has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, the op-ed pages of the New York Times, Travel & Leisure, Salon.com, Nest, Rolling Stone, The Onion, and many other publications. He lives in Seattle, Washington, with his husband Terry Miller.
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Helene Wecker talks to Colin about writing like a golem and finding truth in fiction
The banners have come down but the poems are still up. Online, that is. Read a new poem each week by all 12 finalists, from now until the end of summer.
My True Love, #3
What is true love?
Was it that first glance?
That was electrifying.
The first kiss had a touch of innocence.
The miracle of becoming one
and then our first child.
We walked hand in hand
visiting all the continents of the world.
Was this what they call true love?
After sixty-eight years of wedded life
to put my cheek on your cheek and say,
"I love you. We are growing old together."
At that moment
the depth of true love had meaning.
-Delores Mixer, 3rd place
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