Wednesday, August 8, 2018

New LGBTQ Family Campaign

The Biden Foundation has launched “As You Are” a family & community acceptance campaign to raise awareness of the importance of family acceptance in the lives of LGBTQ young people. Despite unprecedented gains in legal protections by our LGBTQ community over the last decade, LGBTQ youth continue to be among the most at-risk youth populations in America. Specifically, LGBTQ young people are disproportionately more likely than their non-LGBTQ peers to experience homelessness, suffer from depression & experience suicidal ideation. Vice President Joe Biden stated, “I’m so proud to announce the Biden Foundation has launched this campaign. “We’ll use our resources to highlight the harms of family rejection & lift up research, best practices & personal stories to powerfully show the significant value of family acceptance.” The “As You Are” campaign is collecting personal stories from LGBTQ youth, parents, siblings, educators, social service providers, coaches & others to help educate the broader public about the critical importance of affirming, accepting & supporting our LGBTQ young people & the harms these youth face when their families & communities reject them. Because stories like these have incredible power the Foundation will share these narratives with the hope that they will serve to inspire, to create communities, to heal families & to change the broader culture to ensure a bright future for all LGBTQ young people. Building on Vice President & Dr. Biden’s commitment to equality the Biden Foundation is working to leverage existing networks & institutions to support, serve & advocate for LGBTQ communities. The Biden Foundation is dedicated to working toward a future where all people are treated with dignity & respect, including LGBTQ people. 
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1 Comments:

Anonymous Marilyn Rosen said...

The Biden Foundation is doing incredible work for LBGTQ youth. Their recognition of the enormity of the devastating effects of family rejection on youth and the action taken by the Foundation to increase recognition of this issue and support for the youth is inspiring and heartwarming.

August 8, 2018 at 10:27 AM  

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