S2E12 Safe Outdoor Spaces: A Conversation with John Aquino from Human Rights Campaign ATX

In this episode, we are so pleased to bring you a conversation with John Aquino, Community Engagement Co-Chair for the Human Rights Campaign’s Austin Chapter (HRC ATX). The Human Rights Campaign and HRC Foundation together serve as America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve LGBTQ equality.

“​​By inspiring and engaging individuals and communities, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBTQ people and realize a world that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all. The Human Rights Campaign envisions a world where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people are ensured equality and embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community.”

The Austin chapter is a volunteer-led organization that engages in local and state legislative issues that affect the LGBTQ Community. Be sure to follow HRC ATX on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to learn more about how to get involved!


  1. Volunteer events are back! Check out Austin Parks Foundation’s event calendar for available volunteer opportunities in a park near you. We can’t wait to help parks in-person with y’all!
  2. Did you know APF has a merch store? Visit shop.austinparks.org to get some awesome gear or apparel for your next park adventure!
  3. We need your help to secure up to a $100,000 grant for the new mini train at Zilker Park! Help us reach our crowdfunding goal of $6,000 before August 13th by making a donation here. We must reach our goal in order to qualify for the grant!

Music & transitions provided by Honey Son. Check out his music on Spotify and YouTube!

The Austin ParksCast is a production of Austin Parks Foundation. More information about the work we do to improve parks, trails and green spaces for every Austinite at austinparks.org.