Kimm Topping is a queer educator, feminist historian, and writer. Kimm has trained thousands of people to better support LGBTQ+ youth in their work as a facilitator for the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Safe Schools Program for LGBTQ Students and kyriQ. By sharing stories and providing folks with tools to authentically support youth, Kimm believes that we can create safer and more welcoming environments. Kimm’s publications include Identity, Relationships, and Media and Mapping Feminist Cambridge.

Kimm holds a BA in sociology/social change and psychology from Lesley University, and has received awards for their research and writing which centers the experiences of bisexual folks and women. Kimm will complete a M.Ed. at Harvard Graduate School of Education in 2020 and they look forward to continuing to advocate for LGBTQ+ youth. They are currently writing GENERATION QUEER, a non-fiction book that highlights the stories of 30 LGBTQ+ youth activists. You can find Kimm online at or Instagram @kimm.topping.

*Photo credit to Alex Mancini and The Rainbow Times.