Russell C. Howard
Founding Board Member
Russell Howard is a native of Tuscaloosa, Alabama where he attended Shelton State Community College and The University of Alabama. Mr. Howard enjoys being an advocate for his community. Currently he serves as a founding board member and President of Druid City Pride, Programming Co-Chair of The University of Alabama LGBTQ Alumni Association, and as a deacon at First Presbyterian Church - Tuscaloosa. In 2019, Russell was named one of Tuscaloosa’s 40 under Forty Business Professionals by The Tuscaloosa News and was the recipient of Druid City Pride's 2019 Bambi Kira Spirit of Pride Award. Professionally, he is the Office Manager of RealtySouth - Tuscaloosa.
Ed Taylor-White is the Events Coordinator for The College of Engineering at The University of Alabama. He has a passion for hospitality, event planning, and fundraising. He has been an advocate for the LGBT community of West Alabama through various organizations since graduating from The University of Alabama in 2010 with a Bachelors in Human Nutrition. Ed lives in Tuscaloosa with his husband.
Margaret Ila Christian
Originally from Tuscaloosa, Margaret Ila Christian serves as an ally for the LGBTQ+ community and enjoys spending time with her dog, Jelly Bean.
Davis "DJ" Jackson
DJ Jackson grew up in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He works professionally as the Undergraduate Scholarship Manager at The University of Alabama. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in American History and a Master’s Degree in Higher Education Administration from UA. He currently serves as the Ambassador for Capstone Alliance, UA’s LBGTQ+ faculty, staff, and graduate student association. He is also a founding member of The University of Alabama LGBTQ Alumni Association Chapter.
Founding Board Member
Kyle Richardson is the Owner of Icon, Tuscaloosa's only LGBT bar. He has Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from The University of Alabama. Kyle has lived in Tuscaloosa since 2004.
Armantha Washington grew up in Livingston, Alabama and graduated from Livingston University (now known as the University of West Alabama). Following a move to Northport, Alabama, she worked at, and retired from, B.F. Goodrich. Armantha has been volunteering at DCH Hospital for over six years. She enjoy meeting people & working with the LGBT community.