Who we are

GOaL (Get Out and Live)  is organized to bring relief and safe passage to the LGBTQ community; not only in coming out, but also in their individual and collective journeys throughout their lives.  Our aim is to mitigate the high suicide rate in this community.  We seek the normalization of the community.  Minorities shouldn’t need to fight for rights. Rights belong to those of the human race.  GOaL’s target is to join the fight to eliminate social injustice and discrimination against the LGBTQ community, as each individual seeks to live openly, and to educate those who are unaware of the struggles that individuals and this community face. We hope to encourage others to see the value in loving the LGBTQ community and experience being loved by this us.

Meet the Team

Our team came together to make the lives of the people of the LGBTQ community better.  We want to move the cause forward with passion and love.  We are excited to make known the joys of loving and living out loud!

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Tim Brown

Founder & CEO

Tim is an Alabama native.  He came out in his early forties.  His intense struggles as a gay man in the South and his opportunities to experience many cultures have given him an uncanny ability to reach out to the LGBTQ community.  Tim holds a master’s in Biblical Studies from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and a master’s in psychology from Alabama A&M University.  He has served as a minister in local churches and for 9 years as an active duty Army chaplain, some of that in the Special Operations Community.  Tim is gifted to speak, mentor, and counsel in ways that are unique, engaging, and life-changing.

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Sergio Avila

Vice President

Sergio is from Honduras.  Sergio’s initial journey was not an easy one.  But, he met those challenges with courage.  He has achieved more than most his 16 years here.  He has a background in International business and team leading.  He has been an instrumental force in the progress of his community for both Latinos and those of the LGBTQ life.  His education is focused in the Health field.  He is a strong and effective advocate for the LGBTQ Latino community.


Robert Foy

Creative Director

Robert is a native of the greater Seattle area.  He has a passion for life, loves sports, and the outdoors.  He is an accomplished trainer and fighter.  He has an acumen for detail and the creative ability to put plans into action.  Robert has used these skills to accomplish much for the Army and others around him.  There is no obstacle big enough to impede him when he sets his mind to motion and his feet into action.  He has served in the United States Army for 10 years and is currently stationed at Fort Bragg, NC.   In his busy schedule, Robert has taken classes in order to pursue his educational goals.  He believes in the pursuit of rights for all of humanity.

Next Steps…

To join the effort and learn more, please click on the button to the right. Journey with us as we change hearts and minds about the LGBTQ community.

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