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Sam Killermann’s Biography
Sam Killermann is the author, comedian, and activist behind It’s Pronounced Metrosexual, the comedy show performed at colleges and universities, as well as the online resource, which has educated millions of readers on themes of social justice, gender, and sexuality.
Sam’s work (that he uncopyrighted in 2013) has been downloaded by hundreds of millions of people around the world who utilize it to bolster their educational and advocacy efforts toward equity. His version of the Genderbread Person, a model for understanding and teaching gender and sexual diversity, has been translated into over a dozen languages.
In 2014, Sam designed an all-gender restroom sign that he gifted to the commons, which is now being implemented on three continents, is featured in the White House, and is becoming the standard for dozens of college campuses and cities around the U.S.
Sam is the author of A Guide to Gender, which is an exploration of gender from a social justice perspective, with humor and comics sprinkled in. The book opened as the #1 bestseller in gender on Amazon, and as a reflection of Sam’s commitment to access as a core social justice value, he’s given away over 10,000 copies of the book. He gave a well-received TEDxTalk that has over 150,000 views called “Understanding the Complexities of Gender,” where he distilled the themes of the book into a few minutes of fun, energetic, and easily-digestible speech.
Sam is the co-creator of TheSafeZoneProject.com, a free online resource for LGBTQ and Ally training materials. The open source curriculum they published is being used by over ten thousand educators in at least 100 countries.
Outside of his key initiatives, Sam is a frequent keynote speaker and is always dreaming up new social good projects. When he’s not on the road, he likes to spend at least a few hours a day bicycling around sunny Austin, TX, where he counts himself lucky to live.
Campus Program FAQs
Some questions you probably have, because they’re the questions most people have.
How much does a campus program cost?
If your primary concern is cost, be prepared for relief: IPM operates within the gift economy, meaning we will do everything in our power to never let cost be a barrier. We can send you a “standard” quote, but ultimately, if we think there’s an alignment between your goals and our ability to help, you ultimately get to determine what the program costs.
Is Sam available [this exact day and time]?
Short answer: probably not. Sam’s availability is always in flux, and he’s generally not available (in 2017, Sam did over 175 shows, talks, and workshops), but also generally always available (those 175 gigs happened, didn’t they?). We make this happen by balancing a lot of competing wants, including program hosts’ ideal dates, budgets, ability to cover travel, and program details (e.g., one show, or a day with four shows and two workshops).
If you need a program to happen on an exact date, please reach out 8 months in advance. Otherwise, hopefully you’re flexible. And worst case scenario is we recommend someone else who will be amazing and help you do what you’re hoping to do.
Is there a public calendar of bookings?
There is not. This is something we’ve experimented with, but have decided against. Here are a few reasons why:
- It’s difficult to keep the calendar up to date. Seriously. It’s a job in and of itself. This would be a challenge we might be willing to conquer, if not for…
- Sam gets a lot of death threats. In the past, when events are announced on this site or Sam sites beforehand, this has led to more susceptibility to threats. Then event organizers have to hire security, or cancel events, and all that’s just sad. It’s also unnecessary grief, because…
- Most of the programs we put on aren’t open to the public-at-large, and don’t have ticket sales. We’re not against either of those things, they’re just not how most IPM programs happen. Generally, we’re putting on a program for a specific organization (e.g., a university, or a non-profit), or an intact crowd (e.g., conference attendees, orientation participants, residence life), so it is sill to advertise it on this site (that gets millions of readers every year) to people who won’t be able to attend.