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December 5, 1014 "Red Ribbon Award Community Leader" For examplary service in the fight against HIV/AIDS


February 19, 2012 "Billy Jack Gaither Humanitarian Award" For Your Commitment To Justice And Equality For All People


Public Education, Professional Development, Public Speaking, Televised News, Newspapers, Magazines, Events, etc.


8-7-15 Morgan County School System  (School Counselors In-Service Workshop)


7-25-15 Workshop at One Place Family Justice Center in Montgomery for volunteers training to be Rape Response Advocates


5-20-15 Workshop at the National Children’s Advocacy Center for their staff


4-23-15 Workshop for staff at Wellstone Behavioral Health formerly the Huntsville’s Mental Health Center


4-11-15 Workshop at Athens State University at the annual Youth Action and Awareness Conference


3-19-15 Workshop at One Place in Florence for staff from Shoals Crisis Services


2-11-15 to 2-15-15 I attended the Human Rights Campaign’s “Time to Thrive”conference in Portland, Oregon. (HRC paid for this trip because Free2Be was selected as one of approximately 11 LGBT organizations across the country serving LGBTQ youth to be given travel, hotel, and conference fees.)


 1-14-15 Workshop at Crisis Services of North Alabama for staff and volunteers


12-5-14 I received the Community Faith Partner’s Community Leader Award


11-18-14 Panel discussion for students at Oakwood University


11-12-14 Presentation at Alabama Vocational Rehabilitation Conference at Auburn University


11-4-15 Presentation to “Counseling the Culturally Diverse” class at Alabama A&M University


11-2-14 Staff from Chattanooga’s “Nooga Center” came to Free2Be to consult with me regarding agency development


10-24-14 Presentation to students at the Pinnacle School in Huntsville


10-22-14 Presentation to the UAH Police Department


10-16-14 Presentation to students at the Pinnacle School in Huntsville


10-15-14 Presentation to students at the Pinnacle School in Huntsville


October 7, 2014 "Feds find no wrongdoing in 2012 complaint against Grissom High JROTC instructor who preached against homosexuality"

"The ongoing problem was with the Huntsville City school system's refusal to answer the parent's questions or respond respectfully to her requests," Robinson said. "We accomplished all of our goals when the investigation was opened, because at that point the Huntsville City Schools were forced into being accountable  "We raised awareness of the problem of bullying that exists in our schools and we continue to work to support students today," Robinson said. 


October 6, 2014 "What does the Supreme Court's action on same-sex marriage mean for Alabama?" WAAY-TV 31


10-2-14 Presentation to Johnson High School's Gay-Straight Alliance


September 25, 2014 "Religious Oppression Still Rules The South" published online at Equality365


September 16, 2014 "Anti-Gay Religious Abuse In  The South" published online at The New Civil Rights Movement


September 15, 2014 "Religious oppression and abuse still pervasive in the LGBTQ South" published online at LGBTQ Nation


September 15, 2014 "Understanding LGBTQ Abuse in the South" published online at The Good Men Project


July 10, 2014 "United Way of Madison County Nonprofit Service Providers Focus Group" (Participant)


July 7, 2014 "Huntsville City Council payer controversy" WAFF-TV 48


June 22, 2014 "Equality celebrated at Rocket City Pride" WSMV-TV 4 Nashville, TN


June 22, 2014 Rocket City Pride Festival & Parade (Producer & Director) 


June 22, 2014 "College student at LGBT rally: It's OK to be gay in Huntsville, not rest of state" (Most commented on article for 3 days after the event!)


June 22, 2014 "Equality celebrated at Rocket City Pride" WAFF-TV (WAAY-TV & WHNT-TV both covered the event but did not include interviews)


June 20, 2014 Human Rights & Gender Identity, A Multi-Regional Project (International LGBT & Human Rights leaders) (Guest Speaker)

Program Sponsor:

U.S. Department of State

Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs

International Visitor Leadership Program


June 4, 2014 WHNT-TV News "Parker Griffith Promises Progressivism on Multiple Platforms for All Alabamians" *** (Non-agency work)


June 4, 2014 "The Man Saw Tears on the Boy's Face" Short story published online at The Good Men Project


May 30, 2014 Marshall Medical Centers, Healthcare Trends: Challenges and Opportunities 2014 Social Work/Nursing Joint Conference, Albertville, Alabama (Presenter: Serving LGBTQ Clients: Understanding Terminology, Needs, & Possible Obstacles to Care Facing LGBTQ Clients)


May 16, 2014 Joined the Parker Griffin for Governor campaign as a Consituency Director. *** (Non-agency work)


May 4, 2014 Crisis Services of North Alabama, Huntsville, Alabama Workshop for Forensic Nurses on LGBTQ terminology and obstacles to care (Presenter)


May 3, 2014 Rally for Secular Government, Montgomery, Alabama (Speaker)


May 1, 2014 Interfaith Mission Service Annual Awards & Celebration Dinner, Huntsville, Alabama (Speaker)


April 25, 2014 Victim Services of Cullman Diversity Discussion on Alternate Lifestyles, Cullman, Alabama (Presenter)


April 14, 2014 University of North Alabama Diversity Day, Florence, Alabama (Panelist)


April 11, 2014 Annual Cookie Swap (Non-profit & community networking event) (Info table)


April 1, 2014 Southeast Region National Rehabilitation Association Conference (SERNRA) Orange Beach, Alabama (Presenter:  2 Workshops on LGBT Diversity)


March 30, 2014 3rd Annual Women's Rights Rally, Huntsville, Alabama (Info table)


March 26, 2014 Human Trafficking & LGBTQI Youth Workshop National Children’s Advocacy  Center’s National Conference, Huntsville, Alabama (Attendee)


March 21. 2014 NASW (Alabama Chapter) 2014 Northern Regional Conference (Presenter:  GLBT Issues)


March 18, 2014 Monte Sano United Methodist Church Youth Group Meeting (Panelist)


March 15, 2014 Huntsville's St. Patrick's Day Parade (Particpant:  Marching group leader)


March 5-7, 2014 Executive Director's Boot Camp 2014 presented by CENTERLINK (Participant)


March 11, 2014 WAFF-TV News "Same-sex couple files for divorce in Alabama"


March 1, 2014 Huntsville Mardi Gras Parade (Krewe Co-Captain)


February 27, 2014 Latham United Methodist Church Lifetree Cafe ""God & Gays" (Attendee)


February 26, 2014 "Gay Marriage in Alabama? Half say 'OK' in survey noting anti-gay attitudes drive teens away from church" news article (Contributor)


February 26, 2014 City of Huntsville Human Relations Commission (Attendee)


February 25, 2014 Compassionate Huntsville Organizing Committee Huntsville Municipal Building (Participant)


February 25, 2014 C4: Beyond Relief - The Cornerstone Conference for Community Compassion (Attendee)


February 21, 2014 StoryCorps Introduction Presentation Huntsville Public Library (Attendee)


February 16, 2014 Huntsville Public Education Awareness Event (Attendee)


February 16, 2014 Huntsville Darwin Day Celebration (Attendee)


February 14, 2014 GLBT Advocacy & Youth Services' Sweetheart Soiree: A Valentine's Affair (Producer)


February 13, 2014 "Foreign Service National Educational and Cultural Seminar for Public Diplomacy" sponsored by the:

U.S. Department of State

Foreign Service Institute

International Services Council of Alabama



February 8, 2014 Youth Education & Awareness Conference 2014 Athens State University (Presenter & Info table)


February 5, 2014 "Young Leaders Working For Peaceful Change And Democratic Societies" (A Project for Indonesia) sponsored by the:

U.S. Department of Sates

International Services Council of Alabama (Presenter)


February 4, 2014 WEUP Gospel Radio 94.5 FM/1700 AM "WEUP Talk" (Guest)


January 29, 2014 City of Huntsville Human Relations Commission "GLBT Advocacy & Youth Services, Inc. Our Services & Service" (Presenter)


January 25, 2014 New Volunteer Orientation GLBT Advocacy & Youth Services, Inc.


January 21, 2014 "Faces Before Stereotypes" Panel  Discussion at "One Huntsville" (Organizer and Moderator) 


January 8, 2014 Lee High & New Century High School's GSA (Presenter)


December 22, 2013 Alabama Hispanic Association Annual Community Christmas Dinner & Gifts to Children (Volunteer)


December 7, 2013 GLBT Advocacy & Youth Services' Holiday Soiree 2013 "Don We Now Our Gay Apparel!" (Producer)


November 25, 2013 Alabama A&M University Social Work Class (Presenter)


November 20, 2013 Transgender Day of Remembrance Candlelight Vigil (Organizer)


November 15, 2013 National Trans Health Symposium Atlanta, Georgia (Attendee)


November 11, 2013 Huntsville's Veteran's Day Parade (GLBTAYS Group Organizer)


November 4-5, 2013 "Standards for Excellence" Alabama Association of Nonprofits workshop (Attendee)


October 20, 2013 GLBTAYS’ 4th Annual Anti-bullying & Suicide Awareness Event Candlelight Vigil (Organizer) 


October 13, 2014 Monte Sano United Methodist Church Youth Group Diverstiy Panel (Panelist) 


October 11, 2013 New Beginnings - Sequel Youth and Family Services (Presented to 30 teenage girls in a residential program for substance abuse and adolescent criminal offenses)


October 9, 2013  Wells Fargo's Days of Giving Breakfast Huntsville, Alabama (Grant Recipient GLBTAYS)


August 25, 2013 DemPalooza, Madison County Democrats' Annual Picnic (Info table) 


August 24, 2013 Magic City Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence Red Dress Party Birmingham, Alabama (Grant Recipient GLBTAYS) 


August 17, 2013 C.A.F.Y. Community Awareness For Youth Huntsville, Alabama (Info table)


August 3, 2013 Community Forum: After Prop 8 & DOMA Decisions (Organizer)


August 3, 2013 "GLBT group holds community forum" WAFF-TV 48 News


July 31, 2013“Truth Hearing” presented by North Alabama Healthcare for All (Panelist)




July 4, 2013 "Free To Be" written by Michele L. Montogmery 


June 28, 2013 "Huntsville LGBT group to host one last event for Pride Month" 


June 27, 2013 "Huntsville's GLBT Celebrates SCOTUS ruling on DOMA" (Organizer)


June 26, 2013 "Local GLBT Community Celebrates Supreme Court DOMA Ruling" WHNT-TV 19 (Organizer)


June 26, 2013 "Huntsville's GLBT Celebrates SCOTUS ruling on DOMA" WAAY-TV 31 (Organizer)


June 26, 2013 Marriage Equality Celebration Big Spring Park, Huntsville, Alabama (Organizer)


June 26, 2013 "Supreme Court decisions spur celebrations in Huntsville" WAAY-TV 31 


June 26, 2013 "Some in Huntsville to celebrate Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage rights" 


June 26, 2013 "Alabama LGBT activists celebrate DOMA ruling, find greater support for fairness toward same-sex couples"




December 5, 2014 "Red Ribbon Award" Community Leader - For exemplary service in the fight against HIV/AIDS


February 19, 2012 "Billy Jack Gaither Humanitarian Award" For Your Commitment To Justice And Equality For All People



Public Education, Professional Development Workshops, Public Speaking, Televised News, Magazines, Newspapers, etc.




June 23, 2013 "Gay Pride Parade in Huntsville" WAAY-TV 31 (GLBTAYS event - Director)


June 23, 2013 "Hundreds parade in downtown Huntsville in support of gay, lesbian and transgender people" (GLBTAYS event - Director)


June 23, 2013 Rocket City Pride (GLBTAYS event - Director)


June 22, 2013 "Huntsville's Rocket City Pride event to celebrate the area's wide diversity" (GLBTAYS event - Director)


June 20, 2013 NASA MSFC LGBT and Friends Professional Collaborative Group's Pride event at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center (Guest Speaker)


June 19, 2013 "Gay and lesbian advocacy group plans Sunday event and parade at Huntsville's Roundhouse"  (GLBTAYS event - Director)


June 19, 2013 "A CONVERSATION WITH: James Robinson" written by Anthony Eaton (Leadership & More blog)


June 5, 2013 Talladega Federal Correctional Institute Pride Month Diversity Training (Guest Speaker)


May 24, 2013 "Allowing gays in Boy Scouts 'will save a lot of lives,' Huntsville gay advocate says" 


April 29, 2013 "Huntsville gay advocate says NBA player announcing he's gay is 'landmark, historic" 


April 24, 2013 "13 Investigates: Marriage Equaity in Alabama" WVTM-TV News,  Birmingham, Alabama


April 16, 2013 "Spotlight on an LGBT volunteer and why $12 is important" 


March 27, 2013 "GLBT Activists Respond to Supreme Court Hearings On Same-Sex Marriage" WHNT-TV 19


March 19, 2013 "Faces Before Stereotypes - A Community Conversation" (Panel discussion Q&A organizer/producer)


March 17, 2013 "War On Women Rally II" Huntsville, Alabama (Speaker)


March 13, 2013 "I Love My Community Awards" Presented by Woody Anderson Ford (3rd Place Winner)


March 12, 2013 "Huntsville's 'Faces before stereotypes' fosters inclusive community conversation"


March 9, 2013 "Community Kite Flying Festival" promoting Social Justice (Info table & GLBTAYS was a contributing organizer)


February 19, 2013 "One Huntsville" (A program of the Interfaith Mission Service) (Guest Speaker)


February 19, 2013 eTown "E-Chievement Award" (Celebrating those who are making a positive difference in their communities and beyond.) (Recepient)


February 8, 2013  The Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Issues in Counseling of Alabama (ALGBTICAL) Conference Birmingham, Alabama (Presenter)


February 7, 2013 "Activists React to Possible Scout Policy Change" WHNT-TV 19


February 5, 2013 "The worth of your child in Alabama Public Schools: $2,655" (Guest Contributor/Author)


February 5, 2013 Oakwood University (Panelist)


February 4, 2013 "Legal loopholes: A look at Alabama's hate crime law" WAFF-TV 48


February 2, 2013 "High school coach sparks outrage after student taped him referring to Michelle Obama as 'FAT BUTT' and ranting about 'queers'"www.DAILYMAIL.CO.UK (United Kingdom)


February 1, 2013 "GLBT on Coach Slur" WAAY-TV 31


February 1, 2013 "GLBT activists call for dismissal of Lauderdale Co. coach" WAFF-TV 48


January 23-26, 2013 National LGBT Creating Change Conference (Atlanta, Georgia) (Attendee)


January 9, 2013 "5 Ways To Start An Encore Career"


December 21, 2012 "Why Retire When You Can Make A Difference?" HuffPost (Guest)


December 21, 2012 "My favorite charity" My (crazy) Life Starts 


December 18, 2012 The Encore Career Handbook: How to Make a Living and a Difference in the Second Half of Life (Author, Marci Alboher) (James Robinson featured for Social Media experience)


December 8, 2012 "Sugar Plum Soiree - A Tinseled Affair" Holiday Fundraiser. Thank you all for coming to celebrate with us and support our community! (Producer)


December 6, 2012 National Association of Social Workers (NASW Alabama Chapter) Lunch & Learn Program Huntsville, Alabama (Guest Speaker)




December 1, 2012 "DOE Investigating School Over Bible and Homosexuality Comments"


November 30, 2012 "The U.S. Dept of Ed Office of Civil Rights opens investigation. Update 11-30-2012 Army JROTC Instructor/Huntsville City Schools) (James Robinson)


November 29, 2012 "Department of Education opens investigation into Huntsville City Schools" WAAY-TV 31


November 29, 2012 "US Department of Education Investigating Huntsville Schools" WZDX-TV 54


November 29, 2012 "Feds investigate Huntsville Schools over harassment claims" WAFF-TV 48


November 29, 2012 "Classroom Conversation On Bible And Homosexuality Sparks Federal Probe" WHNT-TV 19


November 15, 2012 Queer and Trans* Homeless Youth (Guest Speaker) Presented by SPECTRUM University of Alabama,  Tuscaloosa, Alabama 


November 13, 2012 Graduate Psychology/Counseling class (Guest Speaker) Alabama A&M University, Huntsville, Alabama 


November 12, 2012 Huntsville's Veteran's Day Parade (GLBTAYS Group Organizer) 


November 6, 2012 "Volunteer serves God by serving others" (Ronald Rickard's Spiritual Journey)


October 26, 2012 "Girl beaten, stripped in school bathroom granted transfer: WAFF-TV 48 (Victim Advocate)


October 19, 2012 "Advocacy group looks into sexual harassment claims: WAFF-TV 48


October 19, 2012 National Day of Remembranceto raise awareness of bullying against LGBT youth & suicide Candle-light Vigil (Organizer)


October 11, 2012 "Grissom High School student, family planning lawsuit in JROTC incident" 


October 11, 2012 "Miss Rocket City Cosmos" a fundraising pageant for GLBTAYS (Producer)


October 5, 2012 "Protestors not happy with superintendent's response to bullying" WAFF-TV 48 (Victim Advocate & Protest Organizer)


October 4, 2012 "Board meeting gets heated as Huntsville superintendent rails against bullying complaints" (Victim Advocate)


October 3, 2012 "Bullying: The Solution Starts at Home" by Jennifer 


October 1, 2012 "Huntsville Parents Protest School System" WHNT-TV 19 (Victim Advocate & Protest Organizer)


October 1, 2012 "Protest held outside Huntsville schools' central office over alleged assault at Butler High (with video)" (Victim Advocate & Portest Organizer)


September 26, 2012 "Alabama Social Workers are instructed to deny same-sex couples foster/adoptive parent applications as of March 2012 (9-26-2012) (facebook note by James Robinson shared to raise awareness)


September 23, 2012 "Get up! Speak out! Vote!" Big Spring Park, Hunstville, AL in Huntsville, Alabama 9-23-2012 - (Speech by James Robinson)


September 18, 2012 "The air is much sweeter and the sunshine much brighter OUTside!" (My morning thoughts 9-19-2012) (James Robinson)


September 13, 2012 Civil Rights and Hate Crimes Symposium Birmingham, Alabama (Presented by theFBI & Office of Civil Rights)(Attendee)


September 6, 2012 "A few of my thoughts and comments this morning. 9-6-2012" (James Robinson)


September 3, 2012 "Local Movers and Shakers" (James Robinson)Our Valley Events @


September 2, 2012 "Alabama High School JROTC Instructor Makes Anti-gay Comments; District Officials Look the Other Way" Read more:


August 30, 2012 "Huntsville gay rights group accuses Grissom High JROTC instructor of bullying 15-year-old"


August 29, 2012 "Huntsville gay rights group accuses Grissom High JROTC instructor of bullying 15-year-old" WAFF-TV 48


August 25, 2012 Huntsville GLBTQ Film Festival 2012 featuring "The Buried" (Best International Short Film at the Xposed International Queer Film Festival of Berlin) & Other Short Films. Community Discussion: "How do we move forward?" (Organizer)


August 18, 2012 Community Awareness Youth Fair (CAFY) (Info table)


August 16, 2012 PFLAG Anniston-Gadsden (Guest Speaker)


August 11, 2012 Westlawn Middle School Community Day (Info table)


August 9, 2012 GLBT Advocacy & Youth Services featured chairty in "Partners for Chairty" The Huntsville Times


August 7, 2012 "GLBT advocacy group files report with U.S. Department of Education" WAFF-TV 48


August 6, 2012 "Volunteers Clean Up Sidewalks, Courtyard At Westlawn Middle School" WHNT-TV 19


August 5, 2012 "Local advocacy group helps fix up school" WAFF-TV 48


August 4, 2012 "GLBTAYS Community Project Eschews Fast Food Frenzy - Helps Local School Instead"


August 4, 2012 "Gay and lesbian demonstrators at Chick-fil-A say they're there for equal rights" (Participant & Promoter)


August 3, 2012 "Gay rights activists plan Chick-fil-A protest in Huntsville on Saturday"


August 2, 2012 "Beef over gay marriage incites Chick-fil-A rush" Decatur Daily Decatur, Alabama


August 1, 2012 "Politics & Polynesian Sauce: Thousands Crow in (Show) Support of Chick-Fil-A ‘Appreciation Day’ Following CEO Flap" WHNT-TV 19


July 31, 2102 "Chick-Fil-A Fiasco" WAFF-TV 48 


July 30, 2012 "Residents weigh in on Chick-Fil-A gay marriage issue" WAFF-TV 48 (Print story)


July 3, 2012 "GLBT Advocacy group awaits response from Huntsville City schools" WAFF-TV 48


June 26, 2012 Boeing Corporation's Employee BEAGLES Diversity Group "Cyberbullyin" Panel Huntsville, Alabama (Panelist)


June 25, 2012 "Huntsville Made History Yesterday With First Gay Pride Parade"


June 25, 2012 "Huntsville's Gay Pride event draws hundreds"


June 22, 2012 "Rocket City Pride" (Co-Organizer)


June 17, 2012 "Folks I Met On the Road: Rockstar Helper dude James Robinson" - Kelli Dunham www.pretty


June 6, 2012 "Huntsville City Schools Confront Case of Anti-Gay Harrassment By Jr. ROTC Instructor:


May 30, 2012 "JROTC instructor preaches to student about homosexuality" WAFF-TV 48


May11, 2012 Screening of "For The Bible Tells Me So" & Mary Lou Wallner as Guest Speaker (GLBTAYS Co-Sponsor)


May 9, 2012 "GLBT Activist And Local Pastor React To Obama’s Support of Same Sex Marriage" WHNT-TV 19


May 9, 2012 "Gay organization, church reacts to Obama's gay marriage support" WAFF-TV 48


May 8, 2012 "Happy Mother's Day for other families: Bereaved mom to speak about having a lesbian daughter" (GLBTAYS Co-Sponsor)


May 3, 2012 QUEER BODIES QUEER SELVES Kelli Dunham Comedian & Health Advocate Workshop (GLBTAYS Sponsor)


April 30, 2012 'Faces before Stereotypes' opens conversations (Fear Not blog)


April 29, 2012 "As I spoke from our Capitol steps I was inspired because Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke on the same steps." (Speech given in Montgomery, Alabama 4-28-12 facebook Note)


 April 28, 2012 War On Women Rally Montgomery, Alabama (Speaker)


April 27, 2012 6th Annual Cookie Swap Huntsville, Alabama (Info table)


April 26, 2012 "GLBT advocate honored during annual Vigil for Victims of Hate & Violence in Montgomery"


April 24, 2012 "Faces Before Stereotypes" A Community Forum Alabama A&M University (Panelist)


April 19, 2012 "Panel to fight stereotypes, build bridges"


April 15, 2012 Planning With Pride (Financial & Legal) Workshop (Organizer)


April 12, 2012 "My views on the Louis Farrakhan Speach at A&M 4/10/12" (James Robinson facebook Note)


April 4, 2012 "Huntsville faith leaders request panel response time to follow Louis Farrakhan's visit to A&M"


March 2012 Out On The Town Magazine Volume 3 Issue 3 Nashville, Tennessee "Spotlight on GLBT Advocacy and Youth Services


March 2012 The New Yourk Times online "Coming Out" Story #7 “I was afraid to tell.” 

Kenji Tsukamoto

18 years old

Huntsville, Ala.


March 28, 2012 Alabama A&M University 'Celebrating Diversity' A Community Forum (Guest Speaker)


March 16-24, 2012 "From Behind the Mask" Real People, True Stories Exhibit Von Braun Center Huntsville, Alabama (Organizer)


March 9, 2012 "The Laramie Project" offers opportunities for conversations about bullying" (GLBTAYS Community Partnership)


March 6, 2012 "Hatred Prejudice Bullying - Damaged Lives & Suicide: A Community Discussion" WZDX-TV Fox 5



Founder and CEO, GLBT Advocacy & Youth Services, Inc.  dba Free2Be 2009-2017


Project Developer & Director "Free2Be Safe Anti-Violence Project"  August 2014-2017

(A program of GLBT Advocacy & Youth Services, Inc.)


Organizing Committee “Compassionate Huntsville” 2013-2014


Leadership Team “Huntsville Area Inclusive Communities Initiative” 2012-2014


Board of Trustees PFLAG Huntsville 2012-2014


LGBT Centerlink Executive Director's  Boot Camp 2014


FBI Citizen's Academy 2013

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