Quotes by: Dan Savage

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My dad was a homicide cop in the gay neighborhood in the city when gay neighborhoods were desperate, depressing, sad places run by the mob. The only gay people he'd met when I came out to him were corpses.
Dan Savage
A lot of kids are bullied because of their sexual identity or expression. It's often the effeminate boys and the masculine girls, the ones who violate gender norms and expectations, who get bullied.
Dan Savage
The only way to get gay issues off the front pages of Canadian newspapers is to grant gay and lesbian people our full civil equality and leave it alone.
Dan Savage
The mistake that straight people made was imposing the monogamous expectation on men. Men were never expected to be monogamous.
Dan Savage
There are so many people out there with less shame talking about their problems.
Dan Savage
Christmas can have a real melancholy aspect, 'cause it packages itself as this idea of perfect family cohesion and love, and you're always going to come up short when you measure your personal life against the idealized personal lives that are constantly thrust in our faces, primarily by TV commercials.
Dan Savage
To be a straight person and discover you're infertile is almost like discovering you're not a straight person.
Dan Savage
I don't think that sin and pursuing happiness are not necessarily the same thing.
Dan Savage
The successes of the LGBT civil rights movement and the more prominent role openly gay people are playing in the public eye has actually turned up the temperature in middle schools and high schools for queer kids.
Dan Savage
Sometimes I talk to religious people about my column or what I do, and I ask them to, you know, read 20 or 30 of them and then come tell me that the message at the heart of every column isn't, 'Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.' In every possible sense.
Dan Savage
I treat people who write me the way my friends and I all treat each other when we go to each other for advice, which is sometimes with supreme cruelty.
Dan Savage
To be gay is nothing to be proud of. It's in how you are gay that you have something to be proud of, considering the obstacles placed in your path if you are gay.
Dan Savage
I own a lot of my house, because I'm Irish and from people who never owned anything.
Dan Savage
Children have a right to some stability and constancy from the adults in their lives.
Dan Savage
You know, my problem is I can't say no to people, especially people who want to write me checks to do things.
Dan Savage
I got picked on a lot, even by teachers too. I liked to listen to musicals and bake, and my homeroom teacher found out and mocked me in front of the whole class for baking.
Dan Savage
The cultural expectation should be if there's infidelity, the marriage is more important than fidelity.
Dan Savage
Every question is a hypothetical question for everyone but the person who asks it.
Dan Savage
You want to help gay kids, you have to reach them in middle school and high school, when they're being bullied.
Dan Savage
If what you want is a life where your homosexuality is not an issue, move, as many have done.
Dan Savage
I don't think it's the responsibility of gays and lesbians to reinvent the family.
Dan Savage
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