Maya Keyes is an American political and social activist. She is the daughter of Alan Keyes, a former ambassador, former Senate candidate, former presidential candidate and a Christian right political pundit. It was in 2005 that her parents got to know about her sexual preference and before she had made it public, they kicked her out of their home. It was the time when she kept her busy through activism on behalf of LGBT and volunteering several other organizations. Keyes has been directly involved with gay rights and anarchist movements also.
Maya Jeane Marcel-Keyes was born on 23 May, 1985 with the background of politics. From the childhood she used to take interest in her father’s political movements and work. Marcel-Keyes has volunteered with Food Not Bombs and is still involved in many organizations. She is completely active and is a part of the Board of Directors in the National Youth Advocacy.
This institution speaks on behalf of the families of the LGBT and youth all over the country. She was also into teaching computers and English to the tribes in India with a group known as ACCORD.
After 2004 campaign, Maya joined her father’s Illinois office as a consultant. She was also a part of the march that was organized for protesting the second start of President George W Bush. The Point Foundation, a charity based in San Francisco in California awarded Marcel-Keyes with the Wanda Alston Scholarship. Marcel-Keyes was honored with Emery Award on 7th December 2005, which was presented to her by Hetrick-Martin institute. This award was given to her for her intense work for the homeless LGBT youth.
This young girl is not afraid of the society and speaks what comes in mind and does what she likes. This quality is gaining her popularity.