Fresno LGBTQ+ activist, Jeffery Robinson has died. He was 60-year-old. His cause of death was not said. Jeffery Robinson’s obituary obituary was not released when we filed this report. This week, the LGBTQ+ community in Fresno lost an icon. In the Tower District, Jeffery Robinson paved the way for the pride march.
He also created programs and safe locations for people seeking help. His family and friends came on Saturday to mourn and celebrate the ‘gay mayor of Fresno.’
What was Jeffery Robinson’s Cause Of Death
The activist reportedly died of a heart attack on Wednesday.
“It’s not only a shock to me, but it’s a shock to a lot of people,” his husband, Juan Bustamente shared. “I knew how much people loved him, but to hear it, particularly from our youth group kids…that meant a lot.”
He was the founder and CEO of Community Link, a non-profit that promotes the rights of LGBTQ+ people, and he was responsible for bringing the Pride Parade to Fresno more than 30 years ago.
For the time being, his community anticipates this year’s pride parade on June 4th, which will be held in person for the first time since the outbreak began. Donations and volunteers are needed by the organizers.
Who was Jeffery Robinson LGBTQ Activist? Obituary yet to be released
“Simply from all the programs he started, most importantly the youth group in the early or mid 90’s. Hundreds, thousands of kids, teenagers were given a safe space,” said Lopez. “Juan Bustamente also put out pink pages which listed gay owned, gay operated, gay friendly businesses.”