“The Real O’Neals” is a charming “family, I’m gay” story

Washington Post — March 1, 2016

Somehow, ABC’s new sitcom “The Real O’Neals” manages to feel both overdue and right on time. You’d think we’d have seen a show like this before. But it’s a perfect fit with the authenticity we demand from television now — even in sitcom land.

ABC, “The Real O’Neals” find the funny in family

Boston Globe — February 29, 2016

Back in the 1990s, NBC owned the single-in-the-city sitcom genre, with “Seinfeld” and “Friends” among the big hits. Now, ABC owns the family sitcom genre, having taken the success of “Modern Family” and added on “The Middle,” “Fresh Off the Boat,” “The Goldbergs,” and “Black-ish.” On Wednesday night, “The Real O’Neals” joins the party. It’s based in part on the life of Dan Savage, the advice columnist, author, journalist, and founder of the It Gets Better Project.

Lexus L/Studio Tackles New Territory With ‘It Got Better’

MediaPost — June 22, 2015

New this year is a partnership with Relativity Digital Media, which is helping develop content for L/Studio along with the automaker’s AOR Los Angeles-based Team One Advertising. Also new is season two of “It Got Better,” features interviews with well-known LGBT Americans who talk about how they have overcome challenges in their lives to reach the pinnacle of their fields.

‘It Gets Better’ Follow-Up Renewed for Second Season (Exclusive)

Hollywood Reporter — May 2, 2015

Things continue to get better for Dan Bucatinsky and Lisa Kudrow’s documentary series It Got Better. The web series inspired by Dan Savage’s It Gets Better campaign has been renewed for a second season, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

ABC Orders Dan Savage Comedy Based on His Life

Out Magazine — January 28, 2015

We knew Dan Savage was funny, but we’re hoping his wry wit and balls to the wall attitude (literally) translates to our small screens.

An as-yet-untitled Dan Savage comedy was picked up by ABC and, as The Hollywood Reporter revealed, it will be “a single-camera semi-autobiographical entry based on the LGBT activist/boundary-pushing columnist’s life.

Outfest 2014: Dan Bucatinsky, Jason Collins share how ‘It Got Better’

The Los Angeles Times — July 21, 2014

Actors and producing partners Dan Bucatinsky and Lisa Kudrow teamed up this year with It Gets Better Project founder Dan Savage to create “It Got Better,” a six-part Web series featuring lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender icons describing their path to openness and confidence in their sexuality. The entire series screened at the Directors Guild of America on Sunday as part of Outfest, the Los Angeles LGBT film festival.

Dan Savage’s ‘It Gets Better’ Gets Update From Dan Bucatinsky, Lisa Kudrow With ‘It Got Better’ (Exclusive)

Hollywood Reporter — February 27, 2014

Jane Lynch and Jason Collins will be the first to participate in the new six-episode video series, from fellow EPs Savage and his producing partner Brian Pines.

NPR’s Shapiro leaving White House for UK

Politico — November 13, 2013

NPR White House correspondent Ari Shapiro is leaving the Beltway for the United Kingdom, where he will serve as the channel’s London correspondent starting in January.

Dan Savage In the Flesh Is…Shy?

Media Bistro — June 12, 2013

Broach the most difficult topics in the world with sex columnist and author Dan Savage –we’re talking every kind of sex imaginable including the kinds that involve animals, children and feces (seriously, this exists) — and he has no problem talking about any of it.

Just so long as he’s behind a computer screen or telephone receiver. “I’m very brave behind my computer,” he says.

But ask if any of the tens of thousands of questions he has received over the years have ever given him an idea in bed and suddenly he’s…shy? And seriously turning various shades of crimson. “I get all freaked out,” he says of people confronting him in person on personal matters. “I’m shy.”

Activist, sex writer Dan Savage lets loose in new book on conservatives, cheating, his mom

Associated Press — May 30, 2013

NEW YORK, N.Y. – It’s been quite a run for Dan Savage, what with all the podcasting and tweeting and in-your-face defending of marriage equality.

Between speaking gigs, radio and TV appearances and the syndicated sex-advice column he writes from a desk that belonged to Ann Landers, Savage managed another book, “American Savage,” out this week from Dutton.

Savage, 48, looks back on his mom, who died in 2008, takes us into his rationale for why cheating may just save your marriage and offers a glimpse of life at home with husband Terry Miller and their 15-year-old son.

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