Blake Kitterman

Former Democratic National Convention Delegate & LGBTQ+ activist Blake Kitterman is a Chattanooga-based sexual assault survivor. Having worked with End Rape On Campus to file a federal complaint to the US Deparment of Education against the Univeristy of Alabama at Birmingham, Blake became a leading voice in the fight for cross-campus jurisdiction under Title IX. Blake’s narrative of survival intersects with queer identity, law enforcement discrimination, and the political repercussions of speaking truth to power. 

Blake’s TEDx speech, Me Too, Now What?, navigates queer discrimination in criminal justice systems and the barriers existing for LGBTQ+ survivors in the South. His portfolio of activist work includes being featured in Washington Post, Inside Higher Ed, and NPR. Additionally, Blake has been spotlighted in public campaign initiatives with the National Lesbian Rights Center and GLAAD in opposing the nomination of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. As a young political operative, Blake has served in various party positions, including the Executive Vice President of the Tennessee Young Democrats and the Southern Regional Director of the Young Democrats of America LGBTQ+ Caucus.

Presently, Blake lives with hedgehog, Regina Pork Chop, and is a certified scuba diver. As a Speaker with End Rape On Campus, Blake speaks to the stigmas associated with male sexual violence and LGBTQ+ survivorhood. Connect with Blake on Twitter and Instagram today, and hit the Book Blake button below!