Kimm Topping, Ed.M. is an educator, writer, historian, and community organizer. They are the founder of Lavender Education, a national education program focused on celebrating LGBTQIA+ history, education, and youth leadership. From founding the first GSA in their hometown as a young person to now mentoring youth leaders and supporting educators, Kimm has always been passionate about building the confidence of others to lead social change.
For over ten years, Kimm has worked closely with schools and organizations on creating more inclusive, liberatory spaces for all LGBTQ+ youth to thrive. Prior to founding Lavender Education, Kimm managed the Safe Schools Program for LGBTQ Students in Massachusetts and taught courses on gender and sexuality at Harvard Graduate School of Education. In 2023, they received the inaugural In-Service Award from the Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition recognizing their decade of service to Boston’s trans community.
Kimm presents in Massachusetts and New York City. In-person speaking engagements outside of those areas may require a fee for travel expenses.