Lindsay "Lindz" Amer creates LGBTQ+ and social justice media for kids and families.

Why you should listen

Lindz Amer writes, produces and cohosts Queer Kid Stuff, an original LGBTQ+ educational webseries for ages three and up. They also perform QKS music and stories at schools, museums, libraries and local LGBTQ+ community centers and are embarking on a six-city tour for the 2019-2020 school year. They recently executive produced a pride campaign to #SpreadQueerJoy in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, which culminated in a celebratory music video.

Amer is the founder and CEO of Queer Kid Studios, a multimedia production company based in Portland, Maine, making queer-focused, intersectional all-ages media. The Huffington Post calls Queer Kid Stuff a "groundbreaking YouTube educational resource." Teen Vogue praised their episode on consent during the height of #MeToo, saying it "shows exactly why there's no excuse not to grasp consent. Even toddlers can understand it." And @shondarhimes tweeted she's "so here for this!" Amer is currently developing a children’s podcast focusing on social justice, and a narrative web series spin-off of QKS. They are also writing a picture book, and a full-length screenplay about a nonbinary kid!

Amer is a Creative Resident at SPACE on Ryder Farm, a TED Resident and were named a Rising Star by GLAAD, a Queero by, were a Webby Honoree, and have received grants from the Made in NYC Women's Media Fund, the Awesome Project and VidCon's Emerging Creator program.

Lindsay Amer’s TED talk