02.04.2019 | Blog

Perspective: Jussie Smollett and the dangers of being black and queer

By Thomas Hudson, Policy Associate for LGBTQ Equality Living at the intersection of black and queer identities means that you […]

01.31.2019 | Blog

Notes from the field: Greenville is an open and inclusive community for all

By Anthony Thompson, Board Volunteer, YMCA of Greenville   As LGBTQ+ youth, we are taught that big cities are a […]

01.10.2019 | Blog

I Serve 2: Identifying and caring for military-connected kids in a clinical setting

By Dr. Alicia Gill Rossiter and Dr. Peggy Wilmoth “My daddy taught me how to walk when I was a little […]

12.20.2018 | Blog

Demystifying campus sexual assault data

By Kendall LaVine, Biden Fellow for violence against women initiatives   One in five women will experience sexual assault during […]

12.17.2018 | Blog

A week in the life of a Biden Fellow

This year I was honored to be selected as one of five inaugural Fellows for the Biden Foundation. In addition […]

12.04.2018 | Blog

We must be advocates for LGBTQ youth

By Emily Hecht-McGowan “Rest gently. You are safe. Welcome home.”  On Friday, October 26th, Bishop Gene Robinson spoke these words […]

11.14.2018 | Blog

Exploring the world through community college

By Lauren Ford, Biden Fellow for Higher Education The Institute for International Education recently hosted its annual gala to promote […]

11.08.2018 | Blog

Notes from the road: G’day from the land down under

By Rory Brosius, Advisor for Military Families   Have you ever heard that catch ‘80s earworm by Men at Work, […]

11.30.2018 | Blog

Notes from the field: Welcome to the Y SAGE Table

By Lydia Thacker, Chief Diversity Officer of the YMCA of Metro Atlanta   SAGE Table is an initiative to fight […]

10.30.2018 | Blog

Notes from the field: Supporting homeless LGBTQ youth in San Antonio

By Stacy Oksenberg, Chief Human Resources Officer, YMCA of Greater San Antonio; and Chelsea Berkowitz, Program Manager, Thrive Youth Center […]

10.25.2018 | Blog

Empowering youth to create futures without gender-based violence

By Kendall LaVine, Biden Fellow for Violence Against Women Initiatives This spring, the Biden Foundation launched the Youth LEADS (Leverage, […]

10.15.2018 | Blog

Notes from the road: Commemorating World Mental Health Day in London

By Mala Adiga and Rory Brosius Last week, we had the privilege to visit London and participate in the Global […]

10.05.2018 | Blog

Notes from the road: Let me tell you about my hometown…

By Rory Brosius, Advisor for Military Families If you’ve ever met me, you’ve likely heard me sing the praises of […]

09.26.2018 | Blog

Notes from the field: Inclusivity at the Y

By Liz T., Camp Counselor at YMCA Camp Tockwogh (YMCA of Delaware) Note: This is part off a blog series […]

09.14.2018 | Blog

Five tips for back-to-school success for community college students

By Lauren Ford, Biden Fellow for Higher Education From preschool to college, August and September is “Back to School” season. […]