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Dan Savage on the Nashville Statement

You can only be gay if you give up love and happiness.

Author Dan Savage speaks at an event on April 15, 2016, in New York City.

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Today’s guest host is Dan Savage, from the Savage Lovecast. Dan is the internationally syndicated columnist of “Savage Love” and the author of several books. With his husband Terry Miller, he co-founded the It Gets Better project and edited the It Gets Better collection.

On The Gist, Dan talks to author Peggy Orenstein about the lack of sexual education for young women and how book tours can change the writing process. Orenstein is the author of Girls & Sex: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape.

In the Spiel: the clueless conservatism of the Nashville Statement.

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Update, Sept. 1, 2017: This page has been updated to include information about the guest host, Dan Savage