Randy Hasso

Randy Hasso has lived and worked in suburban Saginaw almost all of his adult life. Over the course of almost 31 years, Randy has generously contributed his time, talents, resources, and treasures to the LGBTQIA and HIV/AIDS communities. In the early 1980s, Randy made and distributed 1,000 pins that honored seven Saginaw Valley men who died of AIDS. With other local people, Randy marched in 1987, 1989 and 1991 for Gay Rights in Washington, D.C. He has been an active and vital member of several organizations, including Dignity Tri-Cities, The NAMES Project/AIDS Memorial Quilt, Wellness Networks Tri-Cities, and Perceptions Saginaw Valley. He is a tireless leader and is always willing to roll up his sleeves and do the hard work that is so desperately needed to improve the lives of those in the LGBTQIA community, as well as raise awareness in the Great Lakes Bay Region. Through his various positions as officer and board member, Randy is a role model for young people throughout our community. As a frequent host of several fundraising events, including anniversaries and rummage sales, Randy has raised much needed funds in support of the LGTQIA community in our region. According to one longtime friend, “Randy has a wicked sense of humor. We are lucky to have such a kind, friendly person in the Tri-Cities who is gay, out, and lives his pride for himself and others—truly for a lifetime—and is a great example for us all.”