Kyle Casey Chu (Panda Dulce) is an award-winning writer and one of the founding queens of the Drag Queen Story Hour LGBTQ+ youth literary program. Her work centers Queer & Trans People of Color (QTPOC) stories, atraditional chosen families and displaced San Franciscans.
In June 2022, far-right extremists stormed her Drag Queen Story Hour to intimidate and silence her. She kept reading.
She is now leveraging her international platform to tell even gayer LGBTQ+ helmed stories to a global audience.
Kyle's work has been featured on NPR, NBC, HuffPost, VICE, Paramount+, them.us, at Harvard & MIT's Broad Institute, as part of the White House's "It's On Us" campaign, and more. Her writing has received awards from the San Francisco Arts Commission and the California Arts Council.
Most recently, she is the creator and star of the forthcoming all-QTPOC web series: CHOSEN FAM. The series is currently under consideration for national distribution.