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ABOUT MATT HASLAM

Quick Stats:

  • Born on July 3, 1992

  • 15 Time Author & Illustrator

  • This includes being a 1-Time Amazon Best-Seller in LGBTQ Travel

  • 3 Time YouTube Highlighted LGBTQ Creator of the Year

  • Finalist for "Best LGBTQ Web Series" by the Gilbert Baker Awards 2023

  • Finalist for "Best LGBTQ Music Video" by the Gilbert Baker Awards 2023

BIOGRAPHY

Better known online as “Professor Pride® '', Matt Haslam is the founder and host of the accredited TV show, Powered By Rainbows®. His LGBTQ lessons have been implemented in over 26,000 schools worldwide and helped start hundreds of GSA clubs. These schools include Harvard University, Cuyahoga Community College, Portland Community College, the University of Denver, and the University of Maryland. His 700+ LGBTQ educational episodes have been translated into 29 languages and have been seen by over 7.5 million people in 83 countries (15 of which ban LGBTQ education), gaining an astounding 98,000 subscribers on YouTube.

Matt Haslam is the writer and illustrator of 15 books including “LGBTQ Friendly Classroom”, "LGBTQ Dictionary", "Pride Flags and What They All Mean", "Gay Agenda"“Shadow’s First Christmas'', "Treble Soul", "Marketing Music", and the Amazon #1 Best Seller in LGBTQ Travel, “Pride Event Guidebook”.

He has been a Youtube LGBTQ Creator of the Year for 3 years in a row and is already a finalist for “Best LGBTQ Web Series” in the 2023 Gilbert Baker Awards.

In 2022, he was interviewed by USA Today for their article on Roe v. Wade’s effect on the LGBTQ community and helped the University of Maryland with LGBTQ outreach. He was the keynote speaker at the 2022 Art in the Park Eventkeynote speaker at the 2020 Schuylkill County Pride, keynote author for the 2021 National Day of Silence event for Reading Pride, guest of the Caring Communities Podcast, and more.

Previously, he served as the co-founder and executive director for the Little Drummer Boy non-profit, bringing school choirs and bands to elderly care facilities across Pennsylvania every December. After stepping out of that role so he could attend college where he received an Associate's Degree in Audio and Video Production, Matt served as Vice President of another LGBTQ charity and worked with several LGBTQ non-profits to bring equal protections under the law to our community.

In 2001, he started a small business, providing video, photography, lighting, and sound to events of all sizes. With Matt Haslam Productions, he has designed and engineered over 4,500 live events for then-Vice President Joe Biden, Penn State Berks, and more notable events and customers. His small business grew to help charities like the Trevor Project and eventually grew to produce a weekly TV show that is now seen worldwide.

Matt Haslam regularly gives courses to teachers on how to be more LGBTQ-affirming in their classrooms and consults for businesses and organizations looking to offer a welcoming environment for LGBTQ staff and customers.

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