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Television Host & Culture Expert on Netflix's "Queer Eye"

Karamo is an Emmy nominated host, star of his self-titled nationally syndicated esteemed talk show and Culture Expert on Netflix’s international hit series "Queer Eye." Lauded for his ease and natural comfort in relating to different types of people, Karamo is tasked with making-over the hearts and minds of the individuals they help on the show; by helping them to confront and grow beyond internal and external issues. Karamo draws from his work in social services to show how he both discovered and learned to explore his many different “identities”. Whether as a black man, openly gay man, a son of immigrant parents, a Christian or a single father; Karamo strategically utilizes the strength of his numerous identities to achieve success – and teaches others to do the same.

As an actor Karamo recurs on Netflix’s final season of the hit dramedy series "Dear White People." He starred in Freeform’s first gay rom-com The Thing About Harry and guest stars in TBS’ "Miracle Workers."

Available through Luminary, Karamo’s Podcast, "Karamo," is an in-depth look at life’s thorniest issues where everyday people from around the world can call in and chat with Karamo to receive direct advice or share their personal feelings on the everyday situations affecting their lives. The show also includes special interviews with Karamo’s celebrity friends who share personal moments from their lives with Karamo.

His memoir, "Karamo: My Story of Embracing Purpose, Healing, and Hope," explores how the challenges in his own life have allowed him to forever transform the lives of those in need. His best-selling children’s book, "I Am Perfectly Designed," is an empowering mantra for kids and adults to embrace authenticity. The beautifully illustrated book is co-authored with his son, Jason ‘Rachel’ Brown. Their second installment “I Am Okay To Feel” was released fall 2022.

In 2004 Karamo was the first openly gay African-American in the history of reality television’s iconic series "The Real World." Shortly after the conclusion of "The Real World," Karamo learned that he was a father of a nine-year-old boy, Jason. With the support of his child’s mother, Karamo petitioned and gained full custody of his son. A year later, Karamo adopted Jason’s half-brother, Christian.

Karamo was the recipient of the 2018 Human Rights Campaign Visibility Award. Karamo continues to work directly with President Obama and his My Brother’s Keeper Alliance empowering today’s youth. He also meets with members of congress on policy and legislation supporting LGBTQ youth and their allies on both sides of the aisle.

Speech Topics

Creating Awareness

As a co-founder and activist of numerous organizations, Karamo knows how to raise awareness about causes close to his heart, and how to organize other, like-minded individuals to do the same. In this inspiring speech, Karamo speaks on the importance of giving back, the power we all have to do so, and the specific steps we can all take to organize, raise awareness, and bring about change.

Post-Traumatic Stress Symptoms

A counselor and psychotherapist, Karamo speaks of recognizing your own unique PTSS, the traumas they stem from, and how to confront and grow from difficult experiences.

Success Through Identity

Karamo discusses how to strategically utilize the strengths of your different identities in order to achieve success – in any area of your life.


‘Queer Eye’ Wins Structured Reality Award as Creative Arts Emmys Kicks Off with Night One (Full Winners List)
Netflix’s “Queer Eye” won its third consecutive Emmy for outstanding structured reality show, and two different “Apollo” projects won big as the Emmy Awards kicked off on Monday night with the first of five nights of Creative Arts awards.

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