The training component of the All Children – All Familiess initiative is Benchmark 5 in the 10 Benchmarks of LGBT Cultural Competency. Each module provides an interactive and dynamic training appropriate for a full spectrum of adult learners.
Al Toney III currently serves as President of AK Consulting Services Inc. As an openly gay African American male, Al has been the target of homophobia and racism. His work is dedicated to the elimination of these and other forms of discrimination.
A former police officer, he has provided diversity and awareness education consulting services and cultural competency workshops throughout the country since 1993 where he challenges his colleagues and constituents to be aware of internalized stereotypes and myths.
Al was appointed to Vice-Chair of The Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, and also serves as a Commissioner with the Massachusetts Legislative Commission on Gay and Lesbian Youth.
The list of honors and awards going to Al are amazing! Gay and Lesbian Adolescent Social Services (GLASS) inc., profiled Al in 2003 as one of several “Champions of LGBTIQQ Youth”; The Advocate, a national gay and lesbian publication, named Al as one of “117 Worldwide Innovators” in 2001; The local National Conference for Community and Justice awarded Al with the Twenty-Fourth Annual Leadership Award in 2001; in 1998 Worcester Magazine named him a “Hometown Hero”; and he was named “Best of Boston” in 1997 by Boston Magazine.
Al, Keith and Kayla Toney, Al’s biological daughter, were featured in the Showtime documentary on same-sex marriage in Massachusetts, “Same Sex America,” which was released in April, 2005. Al and Keith Toney recently completed a book as contributing writers and editors with the National Black Justice Coalition and MassEquality called, Jumping the Broom - A Black Perspective of Same Gender Marriage, the Massachusetts Edition, released in the spring of 2007.