Lindsay ‘Lindz’ Amer creates LGBTQ+ and social justice media for kids and families.
Their claim to fame is their original webseries Queer Kid Stuff, an original LGBTQ+ educational webseries for ages 3 and up, that they wrote, produced, and co-hosted for four seasons and over fifty episodes. They also produce and host a brand new family-friendly podcast called Activist, You! where they explore social justice topics through interviews with kid & youth activists.
Pre-pandemic, they performed QKS music and stories at schools, museums, libraries, and local LGBTQ+ community centers. They performed to a packed house at the Bill and Melinda Gates Discovery Center in Seattle, WA as a part of Amplifier’s We The Future Campaign. Artwork from the campaign depicting Lindsay has been distributed to over 13,000 schools and seen by an estimated 500,000 students nation-wide.
They are the founder and CEO of Queer Kid Creative, LLC, an edutainment company based in Portland, Maine making queer-focused intersectional all-ages media. They are currently a mentee in the Kidscreen: Next Wave Mentorship Program under the tutelage of the inimitable Chris Nee. They were a Creative Resident at SPACE on Ryder Farm, and a TED Resident, were named a Rising Star by GLAAD, a Queero by them.us, 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.
The Huffington Post calls Queer Kid Stuff a “groundbreaking YouTube educational resource.” Teen Vogue praised their episode on consent during the height of #MeToo that “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!”
Lindz is currently developing a mixed-media live action preschool show with The Doobry Group, a podcast adaptation of Queer Kid Stuff for families, a non-fiction book for grown ups based on their viral TED Talk, among other projects including a feature-length animated family musical with a non-binary protagonist and queer love story.
When they’re not working, you might find them strolling with their energetic cattle dog mutt and incredible partner on a beach in New England, enjoying a puzzle, catching up on the latest Netflix show, fiddling with their various instruments, or dabbling in acrylic painting!