Gay activist Dan Savage says President
Barack Obama is “doing the right stuff” on gay rights.
Savage is the founder of the It Gets
Better Project, whose website includes thousands of videos from
everyday folks to Obama telling gay, lesbian, bisexual and
transgender teens not to cave in to bullies because life gets better.
Savage has also become Republican
presidential candidate Rick
Santorum's chief agitator.
a profile posted Wednesday on Salon.com, Savage says he believes
Obama's on the right track.
“So how do I feel about the Obama
administration? I'm really very pleased with what's been delivered.
I am not an idiot, and I'm not a Pollyanna sort of kumbaya type. I
don't doubt we wouldn't have seen these things, that these things
would not have been delivered, if we didn't make it clear there would
be a price to pay if they weren't. Obama 'isn't there yet' on
same-sex marriage – if you believe him.
And, frankly, I don't. I don't think
somebody who was for same-sex marriage in '96 is against it in 2011.
And I agree with Tracy Baim, the editor of [Chicago gay weekly] Windy
City Times, who did the interviews with Obama back in the '90s
when he was running for state Senate in Illinois, that we're not
going to listen to what he says anymore, because it's too
aggravating. We're going to watch what he does. And he's doing the