Robert Petersen

Southern Pacific (Southern CA, HI)

When Robert came out to his parents in 1988, the first place he turned to for support for his family was PFLAG. Ever since then he's always had a special place in his heart for PFLAG. After going to the National Equality March in Washington, DC in 2009, he was inspired to step-up his efforts in LGBT activism. It was only natural for him to look to PFLAG, the organization that gave so much to his own family. He joined PFLAG Bakersfield's board in 2010 and was elected their vice president in 2011. In recent years, Robert has been a passionate advocate for PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) for HIV prevention. He has given PrEP Presentations to PFLAG chapters throughout California, college LGBT clubs and LGBT community centers in Nashville and Las Vegas.