Dan Savage

Why Dan Savage Is Wrong To Boycott Stoli

Reive Doig | Posted 10.01.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Reive Doig

Not only is a boycott of Stolichnaya misplaced, if we're to view this fight for gay rights as a battle, then this is friendly fire! SPI, the producers of Stoli, are actually based in Latvia, and that's where their vodka is actually distilled. Their claim to being "Russian Vodka" until 2007 was largely a marketing decision, and since then they've labeled their product "Premium Vodka" instead of Russian. Latvia is a small country, with a population of just over two million people. TWO million. That's less than the population of B.C. Hell, it's unquestionably millions and millions less than the LGBT population of the United States. When you think of it that way picking on poor Latvia almost seems like bullying - something the Dan Savage who pioneered the great "It gets better" campaign would hardly seem likely to get behind.

Coming Out Changed My Life

Cory Ashworth | Posted 01.30.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Cory Ashworth

At 15, being called Fagboy on the football field happened. Ironically enough, it was a straight kid with immaculate gaydar who gave me that name in high school. I was thankful that the moniker never lasted more than that year, but those words 'Fagboy' have stuck with me ever since. It would take a few handfuls of girlfriends, over two decades of denial and seven full years of hiding on the other side of the planet -- in China -- before I learned to let go of my fear, my shame and the idea that being gay was wrong.

Chris Jancelewicz

Dan Savage On Sex, Politics And Santorum

HuffingtonPost.com | Chris Jancelewicz | Posted 04.02.2012 | Canada Politics

The Google bomb played on Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum has served as a check on other right-wing politicians tempted to make outrag...

Santorum's 'Frothy' Google Problem

CP | Lee-Anne Goodman, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.15.2012 | Canada Politics

WASHINGTON - Rick Santorum faces a tough battle in the next Republican primary — to stop the Mitt Romney juggernaut, he must unite South Carolina's ...

Dan Savage Angry Over Canada's Gay Marriage Flip-Flop

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.13.2012 | Canada Politics

Outspoken sex columnist and gay rights activist Dan Savage has added his voice to the growing chorus of outrage over the Canadian government's apparen...

Dan Savage Calls Out Stephen Harper For Making Him Get Divorced

The Stranger | Posted 01.12.2012 | Canada Living

After issuing thousands of marriage licenses to same-sex couples from United States and other nations where same-sex marriage is not yet legal -- marr...

Jamie Hubley Didn't Have to Die

Josh D. Scheinert | Posted 12.18.2011 | Canada
Josh D. Scheinert

Before we have another case like Jamie Hubley's on our hands, it's time for Canada to stand up loud and proud and say, "It gets better." Where is Prime Minister Harper's message that it gets better? I don't believe that Harper, his cabinet, the Conservative Party or other Members of Parliament are anti-gay. But I think their silence is deafening.