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Julio C. Roman (he, him, his) 

Award-Winning Queer Activist, Social and Cultural Commentator. 

Julio C. Roman is the author of the successful book" OUT OF SPACE: Creating Safe Spaces in Unlikely Places", and the founder of Organizing Unique Transformations, OUT a company that advises organizations and leaders on how to create a motivating, creative and inclusive environment that increases profit by building a community that changes culture.

Julio C. Roman has dedicated over twenty-three years to creating LGBTQIA+ safe spaces. He has represented the LGBTQIA+ community on Capital Hill, to the US State Department, the World Monetary Fund, and the United Nations. He continues to be featured in Insider NJ's " OUT 100: The LGBT Power List" for his leadership in community organizing and HIV/AIDS work.

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My Story

Julio's journey began in Newark, where he grew up surrounded by his family, learning valuable lessons from the diverse communities around him. At the young age of twelve, Julio's life was forever changed when he acted as a caretaker for his aunt who was dying of AIDS. This experience led him on a path to create safe spaces for the LGBTQIA+ community, which he has dedicated over 23 years to.


With his extensive experience in HIV prevention programming, LGBTQIA+ public health, safe space design, community engagement, and LGBTQIA+ organizational development, Julio has become a leader in the field of community organizing and HIV/AIDS work. 


Through his company, Out Agency, Julio and his team of superhero experts work to advise organizations and leaders on creating motivating, creative, and inclusive environments that increase profit by building a community that changes culture. Julio believes that highly effective programming, coupled with highly engaging and inspirational LGBTQIA+ empowerment centers and safe spaces, saves lives and creates leaders.


Julio is a national queer speaker, author of the successful book "OUT OF SPACE: Creating Safe Spaces in Unlikely Places," and Director of Gay/Bi Initiatives at The Latino Commission on AIDS. He has also represented the LGBTQIA+ community on Capital Hill, to the US State Department, the World Monetary Fund, and the United Nations.


When he's not working, Julio loves to travel, read self-help books, and spend time with his friends and family. He has a passion for mentoring, building highly effective teams, and working with other amazing change agents both in and outside of the LGBTQIA+ social movement.


Overall, Julio's inspiring journey and dedication to creating safe spaces for the LGBTQIA+ community are a true testament to his unwavering commitment to social justice and equality. Contact Julio today to learn more about his work and how you can get involved.

Julio C. Roman is a national Queer speaker,  CEO of Out Agency, and Director of Gay/Bi Initiatives at The Latino Commission on AIDS. 


I'm always looking for new and exciting opportunities. Let's connect.

(973) 991-9836

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Tyra Gardner
Trans Experience Activist & Coach

Working with Julio is a partnership from the very beginning; his real-time & innovative approaches to community mobilization ensures truly engaging & highly impactful community programming. Team empowerment and leadership development is central to his work.


Amistad Aromand
CDC Health Scientist

Julio's approaches to social justice, public health, and project management are in a manner that is thoughtful and full of poignancy. His work is transformational in that his ability to decipher and analyze details results in thoughtful and efficacious outcomes.


La'Nae Grant
Director & LGBTQIA Humanitarian

In the efforts of creating a haven for LGBTQIA+ members, working with Julio Roman has been a great success. As his mission thrives in enforcing the importance of humanity, he also embarks on the principles of uniting the LGBTQIA+ community.


Alison Modica
Gilead Executive Community Liaison

Julio is the ultimate partner in addressing intersectionality and creating authentic, compassionate, safe spaces that allow for meaningful conversations and connections focused on inclusive health and wellness! His peer lead-peer driven model to community engagement & safe space creation is impressive. 


Rafael Cuello
Co-Founder Artfront Galleries

Working with Julio Roman has not only been creatively rewarding but a true lesson on community building and empowerment. He has shared his platform with me, my organization, and many other creatives to expand artistic programming and projects for the LGBTQIA+ community.

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