Who I Am: 

 

Randall Jenson is the Executive Director of SocialScope Productions, a Chicago non-profit focused on LGBTQ and gender documentaries. He created the 50Faggots series, which documents the lives of self-identified effeminate gay men in the U.S. Randall has received national awards for his leadership and work with young people and homeless and at-risk youth, addressing the juvenile legal system and media's impact on queer lives. He was a featured speaker at the National ACLU Membership Conference in Washington D.C., on The Oprah Show, and awarded the “Youth Impact Award” by the National Youth Advocacy Coalition. His ethnographic approach in50Faggots was recognized by the Association for Queer Anthropology as “outstanding anthropological work" in 2010. Recently, Randall was honored to join the board of The Breathe Network , a resource and referral network that educates survivors of sexual violence and the general public about holistic approaches to healing and connects survivors to healing arts practitioners who offer trauma-informed services.