Kristin authored This is A Book for Parents of Gay Kids (Chronicle, 2014). She has written for many other outlets including Cosmopolitan, Time, BuzzFeed, The Advocate, and Autostraddle, and her work has been featured on NPR, The Boston Globe, Newsweek, The Ellen Show, Chicago Tribune & more.
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Kristin has worked as both host and producer for a variety of video series, including Autostraddle's Getting In Bed with Kristin, PBS Digital's First Person, and ULive's This is a Show for Parents of Gay Kids. You can see some of her more recent work featured below!
In “Fear & Sex: PrEP and HIV,” PBS Digital Studios' First Personhost Kristin Russo talks with Jermaine McCrossin, a gay male living in New York who recently began taking Truvada as PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) about HIV/AIDS, fear around sex and his work with the organization Project Achieve.
In “Making Noise: Music, Punk & Feminism”, PBS Digital Studios' First Person host Kristin Russo talks with writer and singer, Meredith Graves. Through her work, the unapologetically feminist and queer Perfect Pussy front woman is helping to transform the hetero-male-dominated hardcore punk scene into a safer and more accepting space for everyone.
In "Religion & Sexuality," PBS Digital Studios' First Personhost Kristin Russo talks with the Reverend Broderick Greer. As an openly gay clergyman, Rev. Greer uses his unique perspective to bring two long-estranged communities — the church and the LGBTQ community — closer together.
This Is a Show For Parents of Gay Kids is dedicated exclusively toward helping parents understand their LGBTQ kids. The show, hosted by Kristin Russo & Dannielle Owens-Reid, sources voices from across the world, including parents, youth, and experts, on a variety of topics related to sexuality and gender identity.