Pillar: Ensuring LGBTQ Equality

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.

05.22.2018 | Uncategorized

Biden and Washington: LGBTQ youth at risk

As lifelong public servants, we’ve both committed our lives to the notion that no matter who you are, where you’re from or who you love — every individual deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. Period.

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05.21.2018 | News Releases

The Biden Foundation and YMCA of the USA announce joint effort to foster LGBTQ inclusion and equity nationwide

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 21, 2018                                                                                                                                     Media Contacts: Biden Foundation Kate Berner [email protected] / 202-464-6966 YMCA […]

05.07.2018 | Blog

Empowering young people to determine their futures 

By Shéár Avory, Biden Fellow for LGBTQ Equality Note: This post is part of our “The Heart of the Issue” series, […]

03.12.2018 | Blog

Support and acceptance for LGBTQ youth should start at home

Young people need to feel safe, supported, and affirmed in order to thrive. But far too many LGBTQ youth experience […]

01.22.2018 | News Releases

Biden Foundation Announces Advisory Councils Focused on Ending Violence Against Women, Advancing LGBTQ Equality

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Biden Foundation announced the formation of two Advisory Councils that will support its work to […]

12.21.2017 | Blog

During the holidays, family acceptance for LGBTQ youth is more important than ever

As many of us spend time with our families and loved ones this holiday season, it is worth remembering that for some, this is not an easy time of year. For lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) youth who have been rejected by their families, the holidays can be particularly difficult, making the challenges they face in their daily lives and the negative impacts of such rejection much more acute. Read more…

10.16.2017 | News Releases

Vice President Biden receives Courage Award for lifetime of anti-violence work

Here at the Biden Foundation, we seek to expand equality and fairness for all people. This guiding principle informs our work in two key areas — ending violence against women and securing LGBTQ equality — and the powerful intersections between them… On Wednesday, October 11th — National Coming Out Day — AVP presented Vice President Joe Biden with the Courage Award for his decades of service working to end sexual assault and intimate partner violence and championing LGBTQ equality.