Orange County, CA
Kelly currently lives in Orange County, California with her wife. A law school graduate, Kelly recently took the Bar exam. She completed her undergraduate degree at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland and it was then that she first started coming out. She was living there when Ireland became the one of the first countries to legalize same-sex marriage by popular vote. Inspired by the acceptance and inclusivity of that community, Kelly hopes to see similar changes here in the U.S.
Those experiences showed her the importance of connection and support, and Kelly hopes to use visibility to be a resource in her own area. When speaking about her reasons for wanting to start an OUTrun chapter, she said that she wants others to recognize the feeling of thinking, “those are my people” and having a place to go where they will be fully accepted and celebrated, just as they are.