YMCA and Joe Biden to Create LGBT Inclusion Campaign

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Former Vice President Joe Biden will be working with the YMCA on an inclusion campaign for LGBT people.

The Biden Foundation will assist in starting the program, according to PinkNews. The initial rollout of the program will last three years and start at a few locations of the YMCA before going nationwide.

“The Y (YMCA) is committed to addressing critical social issues and helping all people reach their full potential with dignity and respect,” Kevin Washington, president and CEO of the YMCA, said. “Our commitment is rooted in our inclusive mission and our belief that communities are stronger when everyone has the opportunity to thrive.”

The program will involve youth programs, staff training and best practices guidelines for staff regarding LGBT issues, according to PinkNews. The Gill Foundation and the David Bohnett Foundation will provide funding for the campaign.

“The Biden Foundation is committed to changing our culture so that everyone, including LGBTQ people, feel supported and affirmed,” Louisa Terrell, executive director of the Biden Foundation, said.

No timetable has been given for the rollout of the program.


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