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, Everyone Is Gay began as an advice website for all with an emphasis on LGBTQ youth. Through an integration of humor, honesty, and pictures of kittens, Kristin and Dannielle were able to support these youth while keeping them laughing. They began touring high school & college campuses in 2011, and expanded their work to parents of LGBTQ kids in 2013.
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.
The Parents Project will be a first-of-its-kind digital presence, inclusive of videos, advice, and resources, dedicated exclusively toward helping parents understand their LGBTQ kids. After completing a successful Indiegogo campaign in November, the full platform will now be able to launch in April 2014!
Dannielle and Kristin have written for MTV, Cosmopolitan, and Autostraddle, and have been featured on The Huffington Post, The Advocate, Curve Magazine, LiteFM, and more. They are releasing a book for parents of LGBTQ youth, This is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids, in the fall of 2014. Additionally, they won the Bloggie Award for best LGBT Blog in 2012 and have been nominated for two Shorty Awards: Tumblr of the Year in 2012 and New York Life’s ‘Keep Good Going’ Award in 2013.