As the founder and editor-in-chief of “CYHSB Weekly” (The Cooper Yeshiva High School for Boys) Gidon brought homosexuality to the forefront of his high school Orthodox community in Memphis, TN. Since then, he has continued to champion Jewish Orthodox LGBT rights, joining Eshel’s speakers bureau. Gidon has been invited to speak at Brandeis University, the University of Maryland, and to numerous parent groups and communities. He is now in his senior year at the George Washington University, studying International Affairs. On campus Gidon helped orchestrate the largest TEDx college event in the world and was part of Hillel’s Jewish Learning Fellowship. He previously worked at the White House and on Hillary Clinton’s presidential election campaign. Gidon identifies as Modern Orthodox.