October 25, 2012
HRC Applauds Allyson Robinson’s Appointment as OutServe-SLDN Executive Director
WASHINGTON – Today the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, applauded the appointment of our own Allyson Robinson as the new Executive Director of OutServe-SLDN, the association of actively-serving LGBT military personnel. Allyson has been with HRC since 2007 currently serving as the Workplace Project Deputy Director for Learning and Development.
“The LGBT rights movement is made stronger by the inspired appointment of Allyson Robinson as head of a critically important organization,” said HRC President Chad Griffin. “As a West Point graduate, experienced officer and movement leader, she brings her extensive knowledge of the issues to this new assignment. What I admire most about Allyson is that she leads with her heart and that quality will serve our troops and veterans extraordinarily well as we continue the fight for full equality.”
Allyson has held several key positions at HRC. She has worked to build transgender cultural competence and helped lead and manage HRC’s broad diversity and inclusion portfolio. Allyson assisted in the development of state and local nondiscrimination legislative strategy, and has lobbied state legislatures in New Hampshire, Connecticut, Maryland and Nevada for inclusive employment nondiscrimination protections. Most recently, Allyson launched HRC’s LGBT cultural competency organizational learning program, providing training in LGBT inclusion to organizations ranging from Fortune 500 companies to federal agencies to colleges and universities to NGO’s and faith organizations. She remains one of HRC’s most requested speakers.
The Human Rights Campaign is America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.