It’s been a while since ex-Vice President Joe Biden has made a public appearance. However, his most recent appearance shows that his spirit for change and innovation remains as strong as ever.
Biden has started a new initiative, “As You Are,” which focuses on promoting community acceptance for LGBTQ youth.
The campaign focuses on giving a voice to LGBTQ youth, parents, family members, and educators. He hopes that their stories will inspire others to accept LGBTQ people in their community.
In Biden’s words, he created the program “with the hope that [it will] serve to inspire, to create communities, to heal families, and to change the broader culture to ensure a bright future for all LGBTQ young people.”
The ex-vice president further 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 — and lift up research, best practices, and personal stories to powerfully show the significant value of family acceptance. LGBTQ young people should never have to face rejection from those who love them. “