In this video, internationally syndicated advice columnist Dan Savage talks about his career and the worst advice he has ever given. He reveals that when he first started his job, he approached it as a joke; he was going to be the rude, gay advice columnist that made fun of straight people in the way that so many straight columnists had done to gay audiences in the past. But to his surprise, people really responded to his form of critique and started sending him real questions.
Dan reveals the worst and most harmful advice he ever gave was to a 15-year-old boy who he told to come out and then the people around that teen reacted badly. In this touching keynote, Dan Savage not only reveals the worst advice he’s ever given, but also what he learned from that experience.