Allyson Dylan Robinson is a human rights activist, an army veteran, and one of the United States’ few openly transgender pastors. Following a brief period at the Los Alamos National Lab in 1994, Robinson went on to serve in the U.S. Army where she commanded missile defense units in Europe and the Middle East. In 1999 she resigned her commission to pursue work in Christian ministry. She has been a longtime LGBT advocate, and has served in various capacities promoting LBGT rights.
Ms. Robinson became the first transgender head of a national LGBT rights organization when she was appointed executive director of Outserve-SLDN, a network of actively serving LGBT military personnel. Prior to joining Outserve-SLDN, Robinson worked with the Human Rights Campaign on developing curricula for LGBT diversity and inclusion training in the workplace. In 2014, Calgary Baptist Church ordained her to the ministry, and she continues to work for greater equality in both the military and in the church.
Robinson earned her B.S. in Physics from the United States Military Academy at West Point and M.Div from Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary.