He has also worked as a theater director, sometimes credited as Keenan Hollahan.
In his writing and public appearances, Savage has clashed with both social conservatives and the LGBT establishment. His editors at the time refused his choice of column name, but for the first several years of the column, he attached "Hey, Faggot!
From 1994 until 1997, he had a weekly three-hour call-in show called Savage Love Live on Seattle's KCMU (now KEXP).
He writes Savage Love, an internationally syndicated relationship and sex advice column.
In 2010, Savage and his husband, Terry Miller, began the It Gets Better Project to help prevent suicide among LGBT youth.
Based on an idea by Dan Savage (who also served as executive producer), the ABC-TV series, The Real O'Neals starring Noah Galvin debuted in 2016.
The series chronicles the lives of a close-knit, Irish-American Chicago Catholic family whose matriarch takes their reputation in the community very seriously.
They're coming for your asses too." As a theater director, Savage (under the name Keenan Hollohan, combining his middle name and his paternal grandmother's maiden name Much of the group's work were queer interpretations of classic works, such as a tragicomic Macbeth with both the title character and Lady Macbeth played by performers of the opposite sex.
In March 2001, he directed his own Egguus at Consolidated Works, a parody of Peter Shaffer's 1973 play Equus which exchanged a fixation on horses for a fixation on chickens.In 2016, he was the first guest of Twice Removed, a family history podcast hosted by AJ Jacobs.In the episode, Savage's lineage was traced to Nan Britton, Paul Popham, and others.he was so angered by televised remarks in opposition to same-sex marriage by conservative Republican presidential hopeful Gary Bauer that he abandoned his original plan "to follow one of the loopy conservative Christian candidates around—Bauer or Alan Keyes—and write something insightful and humanizing about him, his campaign, and his supporters".Instead, he volunteered for the Bauer campaign with the intent to infect the candidate with his flu.He wrote that he licked doorknobs and other objects in the campaign office, and handed Bauer a saliva-coated pen, hoping to pass the virus on to Bauer and his supporters.