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2018 TEDxColumbus: On The Edge

Ronald Murray

Ronald G. Murray is a community leader who lives in Columbus, Ohio with over 15 years of training, education advocacy, counseling and social work experience beginning as a youth HIV/AIDS advocate consultant. He is also the founder and CEO of P.E.A.C.E of Mind, LLC which is a consulting agency committed to providing personal and professional development/education to individuals and organizations regarding GLBT of color-specific issues that exist within the community locally and nationally.

Ronald also has been an active participant and leader in the underground House and Ballroom Culture/Community since 1993. This underground scene which is part of the GLBTQ of Color community recently gained mainstream acknowledgment as the focal point of the hit Ryan Murphy Show "POSE" on FX and on Viceland channel "My House."  Ronald is also known as Father Ron 'drama' Xclusive Lanvin is one of the curators of the House and ballroom culture here in Ohio and throughout the Midwest.

Ronald is committed to educating the community about and advocating for the House and Ballroom community as a safe and worthy community to provide outreach, education, community support, and visibility within our local and national community. Additionally, Ronald is a licensed social worker and a licensed chemical dependency counselor with a Master’s degree in Public Administration.


Ambitious, Advocate, Humanitarian