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.

In a profile posted Wednesday on, 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 right stuff.”