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Klint Kendrick

Married gay dad with four kids (two gay), editor at FathersPride.org, advocate for LGBT youth, country dancer, PhD, business professional

Klint Kendrick is the father of four children, two of whom are openly gay. His oldest son is attending college in Washington State. His other three children live with their mom in the Pacific Northwest. Klint and his husband, Scott, live in the Seattle area. <br /> <br /> Since coming out, Klint has been an advocate for LGBTQ youth. He is the founder and editor of "A Father's Pride," a project that gathers the collective wisdom of gay men and makes it available to gay youth. He has volunteered during Pride Foundation's Scholarship Interview Days and has donated professional services and raised money for Camp Ten Trees, a summer camp that creates a loving and engaging youth camp environment for LGBTQ communities and their allies. <br /> <br /> In February of 2014, Klint testified in front of the Washington State Senate's Health Care Committee as they considered a ban on conversion therapy for children under 18. His testimony included his personal experiences going through therapy designed to change his sexual orientation. He also asked the Senators to consider the long-term effects of this discredited "therapy" on LGBTQ youth. Unfortunately, the bill was killed by the committee's Republicans, acting on a strict party-line vote.<br /> <br /> Klint holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, where he also earned an MA in Industrial/Organizational Psychology with an emphasis in Diversity. He also holds an MBA from California State University Dominguez Hills and a BS in Business Administration from Eastern Oregon University. He has worked in Human Resources for nearly two decades, where he works to fulfill his personal mission of empowering people to live happy and successful lives.