About Us

About Us

SheKnows Media Voices of the Year 2015 • Mashable’s Top Ten LGBT-Activists to Follow On Twitter 2014 • Velvet Park’s Top 25 Significant Queer Women of 2014 • Keep Good Going Shorty Award Nominee 2014 • Tumblr of the Year Shorty Award Nominee 2013 • Best LGBT Bloggie Award 2012 • Second Opinion on Dan Savage’s Savage Love • Appearances on CNN, MTV, Cosmopolitan, HuffPost Live, The Advocate, & More!

Everyone Is Gay works to improve the lives of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning/Queer (LGBTQ) youth using a three-pronged approach: providing honest advice to these youth while keeping them laughing; talking to students across the country in an effort to create caring, compassionate school environments; and working with parents of LGBTQ kids to help foster an ongoing dialogue and deeper understanding.

Founded in 2010 by Kristin Russo and Dannielle Owens-Reid, the organization grew rapidly and began touring high school & college campuses in 2011. The Parents Project, a first-of-its-kind digital presence for parents of LGBTQ youth, was founded in 2013, and Dannielle and Kristin co-authored This is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids in 2014.

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Dannielle Owens Reid,

Dannielle resides in Los Angeles, and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre Performance. She spent three years in Chicago studying improv and sketch comedy, and also has a cat named Janet.


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Kristin Russo,

Kristin resides in Brooklyn, and holds a Master’s Degree in Gender Studies from the CUNY Graduate Center in Manhattan. She has a BA in Theatre Performance, and a cat named Trey who does not yet hold any degrees.


The Parents Project is a first-of-its-kind digital presence, inclusive of videos, advice, and resources, dedicated exclusively toward helping parents understand their LGBTQ kids!!

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