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Biden Foundation forms pro-woman, LGBTQ advisory councils
Special to the online edition of Windy City Times
2018-01-23

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The Biden Foundation—started by Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden—announced the formation of two advisory councils that will support its work to end violence against women and advance LGBTQ equality.

According to the foundation's website, its areas of focus will involve advancing community colleges, ending violence against women, ensuring LGBTQ equality, protecting children, shaping foreign policy, strengthening the middle class and supporting military families.

Members named to the LGBTQ Equality Advisory Council include singer/activist Cyndi Lauper, Matthew Shepard Foundation President Judy Shepard, former NBA player Jason Collins, actress Sara Ramirez, National Center for Transgender Equality Executive Director Mara Keisling, Trevor Project CEO/President Amit Paley and Chicago activist/educator Precious Brady-Davis, among others.

Some of the members of the Ending Violence Against Women Advisory Council include Ujima: The National Center on Violence Against Black Women founder Karma Cottman, actor/filmmaker/activist Justin Baldoni, National Alliance to End Sexual Violence Advocacy Director Ebony Tucker, Men Can Stop Rape Executive Director Neil Irvin and Georgetown Law School professor Victoria Nourse.

The foundation will name advisory council members for its other policy areas in the coming year. See BidenFoundation.org .

Related information at the link: www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/Biden-Foundation-Advisory-Councils-to-focus-on-violence-against-women-LGBTQ-equality/61666.html .


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