Dan Savage appeared on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” on Monday night to give his thoughts on Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
Speaking about Clinton, Savage told Colbert that Clinton is “excellent” on LGBT issues and her past track record with gay marriage shouldn’t be held against her in the presidential race.
“She wasn’t always good on gay marriage, but neither was Barack Obama…When you go to somebody, go to a politician, and you say, ‘Please change your mind,’ when they change their mind, you don’t then spend the rest of their lives going, ‘Fuck you for not changing your mind sooner!’ You say, ‘Welcome to the right side of this issue, we’re glad to have you,'” Savage says.
Savage says he doesn’t trust Trump because he hadn’t stood against LGBT discrimination, besides bathroom bills, and had “surrounded himself with homophobes” like Ben Carson and Chris Christie.
“It’s complicated, because I think Trump is a dangerous demagogue and a racist, and will be bad for queer people if he gets elected — he’ll be bad for all Americans if he gets elected,” Savage says.
“He’s promised to put people on the Supreme Court who will overturn marriage equality and forcibly divorce me from my husband because that’s pro-marriage,” Savage says. “So I don’t trust Trump in the long term.”