LGBT activists calling for more support from city leaders - HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Monday, June 13th 2016, 4:49 pm CDT
James Robinson, CEO and Founder of Free2Be, said he was hurt by not seeing more city officials especially Huntsville's mayor standing with him during this difficult time.
LGBT advocacy center beefs up security - HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Monday April 6th 2015, 4:35 pm CDT
"By passing laws that discriminate, you're giving some people the idea that it is ok to do things they shouldn't do, and I felt it was just time to be proactive," explained founder James Robinson.
Huntsville LGBT group holds twilight rememberance for FL shooting victims - HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Monday, June 13th 2016, 6:45 am CDT
There were moments of silence and moments of cheering; emotions ran high as Free2Be's CEO James Robinson pleaded for Huntsville's LGBT community -- and their allies -- to stay strong and not be afraid.
LGBT advocates dismiss ruling as stall tactic - HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Tuesday, March 31st 2015, 10:04 pm CDT
"We lost the Civil War. My great-grandparent fought in it for the South. We lost. These things were settled," sad James Robinson of Huntsville's Free2Be Foundation. "We went through this in the 60s with racial issues, Jim Crow laws. These same people's parents probably fought that the same way. We need to get over it."
LGBT advocate: This is by far not the end of anything - HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Friday, July 24th 2015, 11:02 pm CDT
“This day goes down in history as one of the most historic days in the past 100 years,” said LGBTQ advocate, James Robinson. “This is a huge victory, but this is by far not the end of anything."
AL Chief Justice orders halt to same-sex marriage licensing - HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Monday, February 9th 2015, 5:58 am CDT
"I've heard that the Madison County Probate Judge, Tommy Ragland, is going to go forward and do what he said he was going to do, and follow federal orders," Robinson said. "We are anticipating no problems tomorrow morning."
GLBT community in Huntsville speaks out against bullying - HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF)
"Cyber-bullying is very destructive. Someone can put all of your information, or lies about you, in the Internet to where your whole school can know about something or your whole community can know about it," said James Robinson, of GLBT Advocacy & Youth Services.
GLBT group holds community forum - HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF)
"It was a quality turnout with lots of good questions," said Executive Director of GLBT and Youth Services, James Robinson. "The information that was shared will go on and reach other people through the people that were here. These are the steps we take to build community and be an inclusive community and to celebrate diversity."
GLBT center opens in Huntsville amid gay pride celebrations - HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF)
"There have been centers in the past, but they have come and gone for different reasons in Alabama. However, we have a renewed energy here in Huntsville," said the GLBT Advocacy and Youth Services Executive Director, James Robinson.
GLBT activists call for dismissal of Lauderdale Co. coach - HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF)
James Robinson is calling for Lauderdale County teacher Bob Grisham to step down or be fired from his teaching and coaching job for comments the coach made about the first lady and gays.
GLBT advocacy group prepares to file lawsuit against school system - HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF)
"I've spoken with them and they are very interested in the situation," said James Robinson with GLBT Advocacy and Youth Services. "We're simply trying one more time to mediate with the school system before we get another agency involved."
"This is not something that's going to be swept under the rug. This is a situation that could damage lives, it could keep people from going into military service, it could cause young people to commit suicide. It has already resulted in this young person being harassed and bullied by other students," said James Robinson, GLBT Advocacy and Youth Services.
"A very long time coming because it will eventually provide more protections and services to both men and even victims of different crimes," said James Robinson of the GLBT Advocacy & Youth Services in Huntsville.
“What we've seen is some people talking about being afraid, but probably for every one of those 10, people have said 'I absolutely have to be there this year,'” Robinson said.
Diversity, equality championed at Rocket City Pride - HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Sunday, July 19th 2015, 4:01 pm CDT
"You don't see anything going on around here that is not something the city should be proud of and proud to participate in," said organizer James Robinson. "This is an example of why Huntsville is called 'The Star of Alabama.'
Equality celebrated at Rocket City Pride - HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF)
"It is extremely important to show the world and the United States that Huntsville is a premiere city in this nation, and we do celebrate and embrace diversity," said LGBT advocate James Robinson.