Dan Savage to head up new MTV pilot: The show will feature Savage as he tours college campuses, takes questions, and gives out advice, auditorium-style. [EW]

Gays Go Medieval in Upcoming ‘A Game of Thrones’ Fantasy Series: This new HBO fantasy series debuting in April is based on A Song of Fire and Ice (Bantam) novels and features a same-sex relationship between two of the main characters. [AfterElton]

Shay Mitchell, who plays a lesbian character in television series “Pretty Little Liars,” has recently told Chicago Edge about the largely positive response to her character. The series is based on novels by Sara Shepard. [Edge]

… Also

This week is No Name Calling Week: Created by GLSEN ,and inspired by the YA novel The Misfits (Simon & Schuster) by James Howe, the program addresses bullying and name calling of all kinds. [Examiner]

Simon & Schuster is re-releasing Karvoski as an e-book: The e-book edition of Ed Karvoski Jr’s A Funny Time to Be Gay: Hilarious Gay & Lesbian Comedy Routines from Trailblazers to Today’s Headliners features  Lambda friends Bob Smith and Kate Clinton. [Windy City]

Truth Wins Out Brings Eleven-State Tour to Milwaukee to Highlight the Harm Caused by the ‘Ex-Gay’ Industry: Gay rights activist and author Wayne Besen will speak across the south and Midwest about the negative effects of the Ex-Gay industry. [PR Newswire]

Reporting by Diana Denza

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