Frederick Smith

Fred Smith
Fred Smith

Published Author

LGBTQ Rights Advocate

Student Affairs Professional

Originally from Detroit, Michigan, is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and Loyola University Chicago. A finalist for the PEN Center Emerging Voices Fellowship, and an alum of the VONA (Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation) Writers Workshop, Fred is a social justice advocate. He lives in Los Angeles and works with college students to help them find their voices and develop pride in their cultural and gender identities. He is the author of Down for Whatever, Right Side of the Wrong Bed, a Lambda Literary Award finalist, and Play It Forward.

Frederick Smith