Having Barack Obama as President for 8 years was one of the greatest things that’s ever happened in American history. The only thing that makes it better is the fact that Joe Biden was his Vice President and right hand man. Joe is an honorable man who continues to do great things for our nation at a time when we need him most.
Former Vice President Joe Biden launched a new initiative to bring awareness to LGBTQ family acceptance, with the aide of Cyndi Lauper and former NFL player Wade Davis this Tuesday.
The Biden Foundation declared this Tuesday that it was launching its new “As You Are” campaign, which focuses on raising awareness about the significance of family in accepting LGBTQ young people.
“We’ll use our resources to highlight the harms of family rejection, and to lift up research, best practices, and personal stories to show the importance of family acceptance,” Biden stated in a clip announcing the debut of the social media campaign.
LGBTQ youngsters “continue to be among the most at-risk youth populations in America,” according to research conducted by The Biden Foundation, and are “disproportionately more likely than their non-LGBTQ peers to experience homelessness, suffer from depression, and experience suicidal ideation.”
“Many of them have been kicked out of their homes, or no longer find it safe to stay at home,” Lauper, the Grammy Award-winning “Time After Time” singer and a decades-spanning LGBTQ activist, detailed in the campaign video.
Telling their own stories about family acceptance can “inspire” others, explained Davis, a former Tennessee Titans cornerback who publicly came out back in 2012.
Last year, Biden called upon the LGBTQ community to hold President Trump’s administration accountable for the commander in chief’s promise to be an ally to the community.
“Hold President Trump accountable for his pledge to be your friend,” Biden informed a private LGBT gala hosted by the Democratic National Committee.
Biden publicly declared that he supported same-sex marriage in 2012, just a few days before former President Obama announced that he stood behind it as well. The 75-year-old ex-VP has labeled transgender equality the “civil rights issue of our time.”
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