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: