Kristen Marie (Kryss) Shane, BS, MS MSW, LSW, LMSW
 

Kryss' activism work has not only taken her throughout the entire United States, it has also placed her side-by-side with some of the most vocal LGBT+ celebrity activists!

At a PostSecret event with founder Frank Warren and LGBT supporter and East LA College Professor Dr. Bryant Horowitz

With Activist and Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS "Broadway Bares" performer Richard E. Waits

At a fundraiser for Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS with multiple Emmy and Tony Winner Tyne Daly

With original cast member of RENT, Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS activist, and sexual assault victim activist Anthony Rapp

With #MacroSW founder Karen Zgoda and NASW Florida Social Worker of the Year Susan Mankita after we presented at the National NASW Conference

At an LGBT event with Broadway star and activist Ralph Meitzler

With Metropolitan Opera, BariHunk, and LGBT supporter Nathan Stark

With RENT star and Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS supporter Shaun Earl

Backstage after a performance by activist Lin Manuel Miranda with Tony Award winner and Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS supporter James Monroe Iglehart and Broadway star and activist Melvin Abston

In addition, she conducted professional trainings on teaching key members of agencies and companies how to make their workplace and workforce more inclusive, and she continues to actively advocate for LGBTQI rights on the local, state, federal, and international levels.


 

At the GLAAD Media Awards with (L to R) Artist Natalie Pecora, Playwrights Troy Diana and James Valletti, and RENT star/Tony Award Winner Wilson Jermaine Heredia

 

 

Backstage at Memphis with Memphis, RENT, and AIDA star Adam Pascal

 

Celebrating NY Marriage Equality after a performance of A Normal Heart with Emmy Winner Jim Parsons

 

 

At the closing of Broadway's revival of La Cage aux Folles with activist and Tony Award Winner Chris Sieber

 

At LGBT activist and Golden Girls' star Bea Arthur's memorial with outspoken LGBT+ activist and Emmy Award Winner Rosie O’Donnell

 

 

 

At an event for Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS with activist and Tony Award Winner Kristin Chenoweth

ACTIVISM


Kryss' professional social work foci are in the areas of: LGBTQI Counseling, Training, and Education; Animal-Assisted Therapy with Youth, Adolescent, and Adult Counseling; Couples Counseling; Family Counseling; Group Counseling; Crisis Intervention and Resolution; Local, State, National, and International Activism work.

 

As a supervisor and educator, Kryss has worked tirelessly to bridge gaps in the minds of employees related to the necessity of joining together to fight for equality in a way that best represents the LGBTQI population.  She has led a small staff and expanded the worker population through community partnerships to triple the original number, with no additional cost to the company.

 

As an activist and social worker, she has aided in the introduction of Gay Straight Alliances in numerous high schools, participated in the National Equality March in Washington, D.C., rallied for non-discrimination laws in numerous states, and has held or actively participated in meetings with numerous legislators to educate and encourage their participation in the Equality Movement.