Jensen Luke Matar joined the ACLU of Mississippi in July 2018 as the Transgender Education & Advocacy Program (TEAP-MS) Coordinator, but he isn’t new to the organization. He received the ACLU of MS’s 2017 Freedom of Speech award for his dedication and commitment to the TEAP-MS program as a key leader. Some of his volunteer efforts included publishing the first-ever opinion editorial from a trans man about trans living in Mississippi in the Clarion Ledger and testifying during the legislative hearing on trans rights. Jensen has been a vital contributor in the fight for reducing discrimination faced by transgender and gender non-conforming people of Mississippi.
An entrepreneur, Jensen owns Jensen Custom Prints, a custom apparel printing shop, and Human Love Apparel, an apparel line that benefits the LGBT community of Mississippi. In his spare time, he volunteers as a community organizer for several LGBT focused non-profit organizations and enjoys spending quality time with friends.