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Carson Kressley          

Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, Bravo

In addition to doing his part in helping to bridge the gap between peoples of different genders and sexual orientations, Carson Kressley is an avid philanthropist, championing a wide array of charities and organizations. A strong supporter of many gay rights causes, Kressley uses his celebrity to advance many different concerns such as the Human Rights Campaign Federal Club, for which he has hosted numerous charity events. He was also one of the hosts for the 2004 AIDS Walk in New York City and was a major donor in establishing the first college scholarship program for gay youth in his hometown of Allentown, Pennsylvania. Carson has also contributed his time to GLAAD (The Gay and Lesbian Association Against Defamation), Heritage of Pride, Inc., The Trevor Project and GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network.)

Also an advocate of medical interests and mental health causes, Kressley is a member of the Lay Advisory Board for the New York University Medical Center's Mental Illness Prevention Center and recently participated in Katie Couric's annual fundraiser for The Jay Monahan Center for Gastrointestinal Health in conjunction with The National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance. He is currently working on donating his time to consult on a NYC shopping spree to the Dream Foundation, which enhances the quality of life for individuals and families battling terminal illnesses by granting dreams and wishes.

Kressley is also a nationally ranked equestrian and a former member of the U.S. World Cup Equestrian Team. His philanthropy extends into his love for the sport, as he is a major donor of the United States Saddle Seat Equitation World Cup, for which he also serves on the Board of Directors. Kressley is also working on a program where a holiday ornament designed by him will benefit The American Saddlebred Horse Foundation of Lexington, Kentucky. He is also a supporter of The Humane Society of New York.

Previously, Kressley helmed Lifetime's critically acclaimed show "How To Look Good Naked" and earned a primetime Emmy for his role on Bravo's breakout hit series "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy." He was a frequent style contributor on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" where millions of viewers accessed his expertise, style, and wit. He can also been seen as a style contributor on ABC's Good Morning America and Live With Kelly!

Kressley was most recently a "fan-favorite" on ABC's world-wide hit, Dancing With The Stars. In 2011, Kressley starred in "Carson-Nation" a one-hour reality show which premiered on OWN, The Oprah Winfrey Network. In "Carson-Nation," Carson travels to small towns throughout the U.S., transforming lives one person at a time with his signature heart, humor and style.

Kressley debuted a signature line of womens sportswear and accessories in April 2012. His line, "Love, Carson", is available exclusively on Shop NBC.

Kressley is a New York Times best-selling author with three books to his credit, including "You're Different and That's Super", a children's book promoting diversity and tolerance. A Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude graduate of Gettysburg College, Kressley currently resides in New York City.


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