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Karamo Brown

October 1, 2018– Northern Kentucky University welcomes lifestyle television host Karamo Brown to the campus as the LBGTQ History Month speaker on October 8.

Brown can currently be seen as the culture expert on the Emmy nominated Netflix reboot “Queer Eye,” where he helps people confront and grow past their internal issues that are holding them back.

A graduate of Florida A&M University, Brown worked as a licensed social worker and psychotherapist for over a decade before transitioning into media. He began his television career in 2004 as a housemate on the hit MTV reality series “The Real World,” becoming the first openly-gay African- American in the history of reality television.

Brown’s ongoing mission is to use his clinical background combined with his unique life experiences to help his audience have the hard conversations with themselves so that they can engage in the hard conversations with others.

“There’s so much excitement to have Karamo visit NKU. He’s a great speaker because he addresses personal topics that affect us all in an entertaining and digestible way. We hope the campus and community will come out to hear his story,” said Bonnie Meyer, director of NKU’s LGBTQ Program and Services.

·       What: Karamo Brown- LGBTQ History Month Speaker

·       When: October 8 at 7 p.m.

·       Where: James C. and Rachel M. Votruba Student Union Ball Room

The event is free of charge, but reservations are encouraged. To sign up for a ticket to hear Karamo Brown’s presentation, click here.

NKU celebrates LGBTQ History Month every October with multiple events throughout the month. Visit NKU’s LGBTQ Programs and Services website for more information.

About NKU:  Northern Kentucky University is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2018! Founded in 1968, we are a growing metropolitan university of more than 14,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus near Cincinnati. Located in the quiet suburb of Highland Heights, Kentucky—just seven miles southeast of Cincinnati—we have become a leader in Greater Cincinnati and Kentucky by providing a private school education for a fraction of the cost. While we are one of the fastest growing universities in Kentucky, our professors still know our students' names. For more information on our 50th, visit