Faith Alana Alastair
Director of Operations
Todd Haley II
Rob Watson is the Director of Partners and Alliances Communication for Hitachi Data Systems and also blogs on evoL=.
He has served as the President for the Board of Directors for Santa Cruz AIDS Project and is a dedicated activist for the LGBT community. He was a foster care parent and became the adoptive parent of this two sons. They reside in Northern California. Rob is a regular columnist contributor to The Huffington Post, LGBTQ Nation, Gay Star News, The Next Family, QMO Magazine, IMPACT Magazine, and others.
Some of his archive work can be found at:Huffington Post: Nation:
IN MEMORIAM 1961-2016
Ken Jansen is a twice divorced father of two and grandfather, who came into his activism in 2009 as a result of working to help increase awareness of teen suicide.
A long-time quiet supporter of LGBT rights and marriage equality, he started being more active as a member of The Equality Mantra. Recently, when asked by founder Rachel Hockett to step in as an administrator, he took the position like a fish to water. His philosophy is that as a Canadian, who can enjoy all the rights and responsibilities of marriage equality, see it as unfair that friends around the world can't. The inequality leads Ken to want to inform and educate people about this situation, and to fight to rectify it. "Since starting work as an admin. on The Mantra, I've read and learned so much about equality that disturbs me. The hatred toward the LGBT community by many, including lawmakers really bothers me. Yes, we have equality here, in Canada, but discrimination still exists. Until we ALL are truly treated equally, I'm going to continue this fight. Joining Todd, Jase, and Rob at The PPM, is the next logical step for me. Allowing The Mantra to work more closely with The PPM and Evol= is perfect.
We will be able to work better as a group than as a series of individuals."
~ Ken Jansen, 2013.
Cheif Editor for Pink Panthers Pride Blog
Faith began xir career in activism at a young age in the area of
HIV/AIDS education, handing out condoms on street corners and teaching
courses in recreation halls. Having attended xir first pride march at
14, xe knew quickly that xe wanted to make a difference. Marching with
various queer rights and HIV/AIDS groups throughout xir teenage years,
Faith took on leadership roles within the queer youth community. Faith
also lobbied in xir home state of New York to add gender identity and
expression to the human rights commission's anti-discrimination
Faith has worked with various queer organizations, including ACT UP,
The Hetrick-Martin Institute, AIDS Center of Queens County and is the
Founder/CEO of Family Transcends, a non-profit organization targeting
at-risk trans* and non-binary youth, a cause close to xir heart.
Xe identifies as a genderqueer person of transgender experience and a
feminist queer lesbian, is a professional body piercer and lives in
Northeast Louisiana with xir wife of two years(six together
Todd Alan Haley, II came out of the closet in June of 1995 and with that came a sense of deep pride and support for the LGBTQ community. A silent supporter of The Pink Panthers Patrol, Queer Nation, ACT UP, and the Lesbian Avengers, he realized the party was slipping away due to apathy and legal pressure brought on by MGM Studios. Changing the name to The Pink Panthers Movement, Todd brought about a whole new awareness to LGBTQ youth and other LGBTQ and HIV/AIDS non-profits. He believes that by maximizing the potential of the community and educating individuals, he can bring about an all-inclusive LGBTQ community that sees no segregation of gender, color, or disability.
An avid feminist, he also felt the need to reach out to women and the feminist movement who have also clearly been suffering under the oppression of the extreme Religious Right and Conservative-sectored government.
"Be a voice in our community, not an echo!" - Todd A. Haley, II, President & Chairman
Jase Martinez was born and raised in southern Wyoming and lived in the state until he was 21 years old. He relocated to Denver, Colorado in the year 2000 after a short stint at Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne where he majored in Business Administration. Having since moved to and settled into life in Denver, he has moved on to learning about law and legal studies.
Jason came out of the closet to his family back in 1997 shortly after his senior year of high school. He was already out to a select few of his close friends and waited until the end of high school to tell his family. His family has continued to love and support Jase and he's experienced little prejudice and discrimination in his life despite being an "out" Hispanic male. This is another reason why Jase feels so strongly about The Pink Panthers Movement; he wants others to experience a life of acceptance similar to his own. Jase joined The Pink Panthers Movement in 2012 because he wants to make sure that men, women, and teens of the LGBT community have a place to come together for support, education, and awareness. Jase also feels strongly about the politics of our Nation and what role the LGBT can and should play in that process. He's a firm believer that if you want something accomplished you must make your voice heard, otherwise, you risk the silencing of an entire community. Despite our many progresses over the past few years, there are many strides to be had in our struggle for total equality.