Colin Hosten is a Trustee and Executive Director for the Leonard-Litz Foundation, which supports partner organizations that are improving the lives of the LGBTQ+ community through life-affirming services, advocacy, and programs for LGBTQ+ people. He is a writer, teacher, and former Councilmember and Chairman of the Board of Education in the City of Norwalk, Connecticut. A former children’s book editor, Colin has written or co-authored seven children’s books of his own, and currently teaches in the undergraduate writing program at Fairfield University.
An MFA graduate of Fairfield University, he studied English Literature at Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA, before earning his first graduate degree, in Publishing, at NYU. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the Triangle Community Center for three years.
Originally from Trinidad and Tobago, Colin now lives in Connecticut with his husband, Joe, and their dog, Bugsy. He enjoys musical theater, brunch, and fighting for full equality for the LGBTQ+ community everywhere.