Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenMomentum growing among Republicans for Supreme Court vote before Election Day Trump expects to nominate woman to replace Ginsburg next week Video of Lindsey Graham arguing against nominating a Supreme Court justice in an election year goes viral MORE is launching a new campaign to promote LGBTQ family acceptance, with the help of Cyndi Lauper and former NFL player Wade Davis.

The Biden Foundation announced Tuesday it was kicking off its new “As You Are” campaign, which aims to raise 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 said in a video to announce the launch of the social media campaign.


LGBTQ youth “continue to be among the most at-risk youth populations in America,” according to 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 longtime LGBTQ activist, says in the promotional video.

Sharing stories about family acceptance can “inspire” others, says Davis, a former Tennessee Titans cornerback who came out in 2012. 

Last year, Biden advised the LGBTQ community to hold President TrumpDonald John TrumpUS reimposes UN sanctions on Iran amid increasing tensions Jeff Flake: Republicans 'should hold the same position' on SCOTUS vacancy as 2016 Trump supporters chant 'Fill that seat' at North Carolina rally MORE's administration accountable for the commander in chief's vow to be an ally.

"Hold President Trump accountable for his pledge to be your friend," Biden told a private LGBT gala hosted by the Democratic National Committee.

Biden publicly announced that he supported same-sex marriage in 2012, just a few days before then-President Obama said he supported it as well. The 75-year-old ex-VP has called transgender equality the "civil rights issue of our time."

As part of the campaign, “As You Are” is collecting personal stories that will be shared, Biden says, with the hope of changing "the culture and ensure a bright future for the LGBTQ young people of America."