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Kristin Russo    

LGBTQ Educator & Consultant; Author of "This is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids"; Host & Producer of "First Person"

Kristin Russo is a writer, speaker, educator and consultant with a focus on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) issues. She is the co-director of A-Camp, co-founder of LGBTQ organization Everyone Is Gay, & CEO and Editor-in-Chief of My Kid Is Gay. Kristin authored This is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids (Chronicle, 2014) and worked as host and producer of First Person, a video series on gender and sexuality from PBS Digital and WNET. She holds a Master’s in Gender Studies from the CUNY Graduate Center.

She has spoken at hundreds of universities nationwide including Harvard, Stanford, and NYU, has worked with large-scale companies such as Tumblr & Bloomberg on diversity inclusion. Her work has been featured on Newsweek, CNN, Time, The Ellen Show, and more.

Kristin is also co-host & producer of Buffering the Vampire Slayer alongside musician Jenny Owen Youngs, which was named one of Time's Top 50 Podcasts of 2018 and selected as one of Esquire's Top 10 Podcasts of 2018!

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