- Russell Roybal’s journey to activism
- San Fransico Aids Foundation
- National Gay & Lesbian Task Force
- Russell’s power anthem
- Mindfulness practice
- Putting the Q in LGBTQ
About this podcast:
Russell Roybal and I have a real talk moment about his journey into activism and his passion for the dance floor.
Russell Roybal is Chief Advancement Officer of San Francisco AIDS Foundation and works alongside the organization’s development, marketing and communications, and AIDS/LifeCycle teams. He leads the fundraising, communications, and branding efforts that resource the organization’s programmatic efforts and advance the mission of the Foundation.
Previously, Roybal was the National LGBTQ Task Force’s deputy executive director. The Task Force advances full freedom, justice and equality for LGBTQpeople.
Roybal has served on the staffs of the Gill Foundation, LLEGO – the National Latina/o LGBT Organization, the San Diego LGBT Center, and San Diego Pride. He was honored by the California LGBT Legislative Caucus as a Pride Honoree in 2017 and was named Grand Marshal of the San Diego LGBT Pride celebration the same year. He is also a recipient of the Harvey Milk Equality Award, the Jose Julio Sarria Civil Rights Award, and was the inaugural recipient of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Equality Award.
His activism is rooted in his family’s tradition of public service and pursuit of social justice. Roybal was born in Hollywood and grew up in La Puente, CA. When not working you can find him underwater SCUBA diving or living his life on the dance floor.