Blog"Advancing Acceptance" for Transgender Youth
Gender Spectrum is excited to be partnering with Vice President Joe Biden’s Foundation As You Are campaign and the Movement Advancement Project (MAP) in the launch of the "Advancing Acceptance" campaign.

Advancing Acceptance

The "Advancing Acceptance" campaign highlights the benefits of family, friends and community support for transgender youth. See the infographic with facts about supportive practices for gender expansive youth.

Launched by the Movement Advancement Project (MAP), the Biden Foundation, and Gender Spectrum, “Advancing Acceptance” raises awareness of the importance of family and community acceptance in the lives of transgender and gender diverse youth. According to the Biden Foundation, when parents and families accept and embrace their lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer (LGBTQ) child, that acceptance dramatically improves their child’s self-esteem and decreases the likelihood they will experience depression or suicidal ideation, or engage in self-harming behaviors. And research shows that transgender youth experience greatly reduced anxiety and depression when they are accepted and affirmed at home, in school, and in their communities.

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