Kenny jumped into the fires of activism as a community volunteer and leader (way back) in 1984. Chairing the Founding Board of Amethyst Project, Inc., in (very) rural Georgia, he became an advocate for persons living with HIV/AIDS and their families regardless of orientation. Leading community forums and workshops, he faced fear-driven homophobia along with other various “isms” of not just a small town, but in general and worked to dispel ignorance and fear. Continuing to serve on multiple boards ranging from Georgia Equality Project to Boys & Girls Clubs of America for the next three decades, Kenny took a short break when he and his family (husband, Butch and son, Landy) relocated to Nashville. Since moving here in 2012, he enjoyed a short stint with NIH, continues to volunteer at his son’s schools, serves on the board of East Nashville Athletics and is thrilled to accept a position on the Nashville Pride Board of Directors.