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Dan Savage to Kickoff the Fall Speaker Series

Date:9/6/2011

Contact:Kathy Beal

Illinois State University’s Fall Speaker Series begins at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 14, in the Bone Student Center Braden Auditorium with A Conversation with Dan Savage. A book signing will follow the presentation.

Savage was originally known as a gay-sex columnist, but is currently better known for his It Gets Better video project on YouTube. The project, which has gained immense popularity since its creation in 2010, asks people to make and upload short, positive videos about their experiences with the LGBT community. Millions have viewed the videos and participated, including President Barack Obama. Savage, whose new book It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying and Creating a Life Worth Living was released this spring, also authors an advice column called Savage Love.

Savage will also conduct a Q&A session in Milner Library at 3 p.m. His presentation is sponsored by the University Program Board, Diversity Advocacy and Milner Library.


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