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Pillar: Ensuring LGBTQ Equality

04.12.2019 | Blog

Notes from the field: CASA Ruby recap

By Thomas Hudson, Policy Associate for LGBTQ Equality Recently, the Biden Foundation partnered with CASA Ruby to hold a youth […]

03.28.2019 | Blog

Notes from the field: Planting seeds of equity

By Cody Bushong, YMCA of Western North Carolina This country has made great progress in support of the LGBTQ+ community, […]

02.28.2019 | Blog

Notes from the field: Working together to create a better community for all

By Ali Munshi, Heart of the Valley YMCA   This past summer, the Reston Pride Festival was held at the […]

02.14.2019 | Blog

A letter to my son

By Deborah Munn Note: This blog post is a letter from Deborah to her son Charlie, one of two men […]

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,, 415.205.2520 Melanie Fonder Kaye, Biden Foundation,, 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 Note: Since this commentary was posted, Jussie Smollett has been charged with […]

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 (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 | 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 […]

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 (202) 559-1801   The Biden Foundation launches “As […]

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 […]