Pillar: Ensuring LGBTQ Equality

02.05.2019 | Press

Biden Foundation teams up with LGBTQ groups on family acceptance campaign

The Advancing Acceptance campaign seeks to raise awareness about the importance of family acceptance for transgender and gender-nonconforming youth.

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02.05.2019 | News Releases

Acceptance is Key to Ensuring Transgender Young People Are Safe, Healthy, and Thriving

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACTS: Calla Rongerude, Movement Advancement Project, [email protected], 415.205.2520 Melanie Fonder Kaye, Biden Foundation, [email protected], 202.559.1801 Charles […]

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 […]

01.22.2019 | News Releases

Biden Foundation releases “As You Are” educational acceptance video, additional resources

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, January 22, 2018 MEDIA CONTACT Melanie Fonder Kaye [email protected] (202) 559-1801   Biden Foundation releases “As […]

12.29.2018 | Uncategorized

Notes from the field: For social responsibility

By James Condon, Recruiting Director, YMCA of Central Florida     Many of us know social responsibility is one of […]

12.24.2018 | Press

For LGBTQ Foster Youth, the Holidays Might Make Feelings of Isolation Worse

“After I aged out of foster care, while my peers would talk about how excited they were to be traveling home, I spent the holidays in my dorm room.”

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12.04.2018 | News Releases

The Biden Foundation launches “As You Are” story map

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, December 4, 2018 MEDIA CONTACT Melanie Fonder Kaye [email protected] (202) 559-1801   The Biden Foundation launches “As […]

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 […]

11.30.2018 | 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 […]

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 […]

09.17.2018 | Press

Joe and Jill Biden speak at the 2018 Human Rights Campaign National Dinner

On Saturday, September 15, Vice President Joe Biden headlined the Human Rights Campaign’s 22nd annual National Dinner in Washington, D.C. […]

08.20.2018 | Blog

Notes from the field: Celebrating Pride at the Ann Arbor YMCA

By Tony Kayumi, President & CEO of the Ann Arbor YMCA Note: This is the first installment of a blog […]

08.07.2018 | Press

The Biden Foundation’s LGBTQ Youth Campaign Wants Your Stories Of Family, Love & Rejection

Through his foundation, former Vice President Joe Biden has spent his time out of office working on issues like ending violence against women, strengthening the middle class, and supporting military families. Now, the focus is expanding, and the Biden Foundation’s LGBTQ youth campaign wants your stories of family, love, and rejection.