Carolyn Wysinger

West Contra Costa Unified School Board Trustee , Area 5

Carolyn will be the first Black LGBTQ member of her school board!


Carolyn has worked fiercely in the LGBTQ community in a plethora of capacities. As a blogger, she has written timely and insightful articles for blogs such as Autostraddle, Everyday Feminism, Black Girl Dangerous and Media Diversified. Her first book, Knockturnal Emissions was released in 2013 and has been listed on LGBTQ essential reading lists at several universities. Her work has appeared in Sinister Wisdom Literary Journal as well as anthologies Near Kin and Louisiana in Words. She has served on the Executive Boards of the NIA Gathering and the BUTCHVoices National Conference as well the steering committee for Black Lesbians United. She is a former City of Richmond commissioner of Human Rights & Relations. She is a former Executive Board Member of the Long Beach Lambda Democratic Club and the Lambda Democratic Club of Contra Costa County.  
She is an educator who has taught English Literature as well as ASB Leadership. She was featured on Season 2 of HBO’s “Wyatt Cenac’s Problem Areas” as well USA Today as part of her work on Civil Rights in tech with social justice organization Color of Change. Many people know her as a very big and very vocal LGBTQ social media personality and the host of The C-Dubb Show. She is serving her first term as President of San Francisco Pride. 

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