“October 31,2014 was absolutely the worst day of my life! My son Dionte R.Greene was murdered, yet I was introduced to a man who I know was sent from God! Randall came in and was determined, like myself, that justice would be served for my son. Days turned into weeks, which turned into months, without answers to my many questions. Randall never left my side. He assured me with he would not quit and use everything in him to make sure my son’s case would not go unsolved!
With his media advocacy, Randall kept the case in the spotlight from radio coverage to national newspapers and, most of all, with the FBI. I know for a fact that without Randall’s help and staying on top of law enforcement, that the two suspects arrested for Dionte’s murder would not have occurred. I’m so grateful and words can’t express the joy and love I have for Randall Jenson.” —Coshelle Greene, mother of Dionte R. Greene, murdered October 31, 2014
In 2014, Randall was appointed as the lead advocate on LGBTQ homicides in Kansas City, when 3 LGBTQ people of color were brutally murdered over the following 10 months: Dionte Greene (10/31/2014), Jasmine Collins (7/23/2015) and Tamara Dominguez (8/15/2015). These homicides launched Kansas City into the national spotlight, as the city became one of the two epicenters of violence towards LGBTQ people in this country. Randall worked closely with the victim’s chosen families and helped their loved ones and communities cope and heal in the wake of these violent crimes and potential hate crimes.
Randall has become a nationally recognized advocate, keynote speaker and trainer on supporting LGBTQ survivors and victims of violence, specifically discussing the impact of intersectional violence on queer and trans young people and communities of color. In 2016, Randall keynoted Yale University’s Pride month and trained students and staff at University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine on how to understand and support LGBTQ survivors. In 2015, he keynoted “Take Back the Night” at University of Southern Oregon. All of these engagements featured his “Queering Violence: Conversations about IPV, Sexual Violence and Trauma in LGBTQ Communities” award-winning workshop and survivor stories.