Sam Killermann performing at Boston College

Sam is the guy behind It's Prounounced Metrosexual, a one-man comedy show and blog about snap judgments, identity and oppression—but in a totally funny way. It is there that he first published the Genderbread Person, an adorable visual aid for depicting gender diversity that has been seen by hundreds of millions of people.

Gamers Against Bigotry

He founded Gamers Against Bigotry, a non-profit org dedicated to making the gaming community welcoming to gamers of all identities. He is GAB's Executive Director, and believes in the gaming community's potential to be the impetus for widespread progress. GAB currently has over 4,000 pledged supporters in 74 countries and a 30 person staff spread over 11 countries on 4 continents.

Safe Zone Project

Sam is the co-creator of The Safe Zone Project, which is a free online resource for creating powerful, effective LGBTQ awareness and ally training workshops. He hopes that he and Meg's work will serve as a standard for workshops at universities, creating a sense of consistency for what "Safe Zone Trained" means to students around the country.

SJAH Guide to Gender

He is the author of The Social Justice Advocate's Handbook: A Guide to Gender, a book about gender from a socially just and non-binary slant. It isn't your average "book about gender" in that it was written to be accessible and enjoyable to read, and is packed full of fun graphics, pop culture references, and silly doodles.

Sam Killermann TED Talks

Sam has had the honor of giving two TEDx talks. His most recent talk was the widely-acclaimed Understanding the Complexities of Gender, where he packed the main themes of his book into a funny (and rhymey) 15 minutes. His first was The Cost of Dreams, where he discussed the risks of not doing work you're passionate about.

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What's been on Sam's mind?

Sam shares thoughts every now and then at samkillermann.com, his Dear World site. Below are the the 10 most recent: