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Sorry, Dan

Dan Savage visited the University of Oregon for a few days last week, gathering content for an upcoming MTV show/special/saturnalia on college dating, sex, and relationships. During the taping of a Nov. 2 Q&A session in the Ford Alumni Center Savage was “glitterbombed” by a member of a group calling themselves “The Dan Savage Welcoming Committee.” This committee, which should maybe reconsider the truthfulness of their moniker, called the “It Gets Better” project founder a “transphobe,” “racist and misogynist and a rape-apologist, too!” before fleeing the room.

At this time no charges have been filed and Savage has not made a comment, but we here at the Commentator would like to take a moment to thank these brave protesters who possessed the clarity and courage to take offense with one of the most vocal gay-rights activists in the nation. It is truly a story one could only here at the U of O, and it is what gives us the reputation as a group of rational, mature young adults and not self-righteous children who confuse “activism” and “justice” with “picketing” and “successfully causing a scene.” Go ducks!

  1. Andy says:

    Completely lame. Dan Savage is great and is not transphobic. Why go after someone who has for years and years fought for LGBT rights, when you could go after someone that works against us, for Fs sake?!
    The Dan Savage welcoming comittee says its to start a dialog because he won’t- uh have you ever heard of Savage Love Podcast?? And is glitterbombing and running out of the room yelling stuff taking part in a dialogue at all?
    Lame lame lame.

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