About Us

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.

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!


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Kristin Russo
CEO, Editor in Chief

Kristin Russo is the CEO & Editor in Chief of Everyone Is Gay & The Parents Project. She also hosts & produces First Person, a video series on gender and sexuality from PBS Digital and WNET. She co-authored the book This is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids (Chronicle, 2014), and holds a Master’s in Gender Studies from the CUNY Graduate Center in Manhattan. Her work has been featured on Newsweek, CNN, Time, The Ellen Show, and more. You can read more about Kristin here!


Dannielle Owens-Reid

Dannielle is a writer, speaker, personality, and comedian based in Los Angeles, CA. Dannielle is the of co-host of Coupla Questions, a podcast about love. She created the website Lesbians Who Look Like Justin Bieber, is the co-founder of Everyone Is Gay and recently authored This is A Book For Parents of Gay Kids (chronicle, 2014). She does freelance writing for Nylon Magazine, MTV, Cosmo, and Autostraddle. Find more about Dannielle here!