Join ACLU of Oregon clients, staff, and ally organizations for an online gathering to discuss the work in Oregon to ensure that LGBTQ+ people have their identities, relationships, and families respected and receive fair treatment at school and on the job. Plus, we will provide updates on advocacy initiatives and ACLU cases, including the current Supreme Court cases that will impact the lives of LGBTQ+ people. Our panelists will also explore what it means to build safe and inclusive spaces.
The webinar is free but registration is required. https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_BC17SglWSg6bH5qruz5uww
Meet our panelists
Iden Campbell (Iden/he/him/they/them)
Iden is the racial justice and trans justice program director at Basic Rights Oregon. He is a native New Yorker by way of DC transplant who now calls Portland home. Iden has been an activist for most of his career first as an advocate for those with Intellectual/Developmental disabilities and then moving to suicide prevention and mental health activism. Iden decided to speak out against transgender violence in 2011 when his intern LaShay McClean was murdered in Washington, DC. Iden knew that he could no longer live under the radar as a Black transgender man and not speak out against the violence surrounding Black trans women. With that passion Iden became a national speaker around social justice for transgender people in general ensuring that the healthcare needs of trans people were heard at the myriad of tables. Iden enjoys collecting comic books, comic con, college sports, camping, sailing, and power boating.
Tyler Warner (he/him)
Tyler is a transgender activist and 2020 graduate of Sutherlin High School. As a high school junior, Tyler was singled out and targeted with a mean-spirited and meritless lawsuit. But Tyler, who became an ACLU of Oregon client, successfully fought for his rights and the the rights of all other trans students in Oregon to use school facilities consistent with their gender identities.
Moof Mayeda (they/them)
Moof is a senior software engineer and organizer of organizers living in Portland, Oregon. Before becoming an engineer, they spent 11 years at the National LGBTQ Task Force, where they travelled around the country helping communities organize winning campaigns on LGBTQ issues and racial and gender justice. They have been a consistent advocate for centering the leadership of the most marginalized since their early days of trans activism and were named to the Trans 100 in 2014. Moof’s movement home is Asians4BlackLives PDX, which they helped restart in 2015. They run five miles every day, parent their almost two-year-old toddler, and enjoy watching bad tv with their partner and friends.
Kelly Simon (she/her)
Kelly Simon has been an attorney at the ACLU of Oregon since 2015. She started as a legal fellow after graduating law school from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. In 2016, ACLU of Oregon hired Kelly as a staff attorney. Kelly is now serving in the role of interim legal director, a position she has held since September 2019. In her role, Kelly directs the organization’s policy and legal advocacy across all issue areas. Over the past five years, Kelly has primarily done litigation and legal advocacy across several of the organization’s issues areas. As a queer woman, she is personally invested in LGBTQ and women’s rights work. She is passionate about decarceration, decriminalization and combating the abuses the criminal justice system perpetrates on people who are incarcerated in jails and prisons. Kelly also hold’s a bachelor’s degree in Theology & Peace Studies from the University of Notre Dame. She enjoys mountains, camping, college and women’s sports, bonfires, good coffee, good wine, and, yes, country music.