Faith Robinson-Renner has made it a priority to look out for LGBTQ elders in her Michigan community, making sure they have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else. As a married lesbian woman, she has decided to fight for equal treatment in employment, having experienced discrimination herself. As a woman working in the electrical industry, Faith was on the receiving end of harassment, discrimination, and sometimes threat of outright physical harm. It’s clear from her history of activism and her personal run-ins with discrimination that Faith is a fighter for equality and strongly believes in the principles of nondiscrimination.
“There are so many of my LGBTQ friends who do not have the ability to live their twilight years in dignity,” she said. “I am one of the few lesbians who has been more fortunate than most,” she said. “Because of discrimination, we are not always able to have a good and healthy retirement. I can be a voice for the voiceless — we need to get more equity for everyone.”