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Aranu'tiq Founder Nick Teich at White House in Fall 2012

Posted by Camp Aranu'tiq of Harbor Camps on December 1, 2012 at 9:20 AM

Founder Nick Teich (front row, white shirt) with VP Biden and LGBT leaders

In September 2012, Nick was invited to an LGBT leaders day at the White House followed by a dinner at Vice President Biden's home in Washington. There, Biden spoke about the importance of moving LGBT rights forward. Nick returned to a policy roundtable in November where he and other transgender policy leaders met with senior White House officials to discuss the president's next steps in his new term regarding transgender rights.   Nick was proud to represent Camp Aranu'tiq. He joined the Trevor Project and GLSEN in speaking about transgender youth and the need for tighter federal legislation to prevent bullying in schools. He was excited to personally tell VP Biden, our "second lady" Dr. Jill Biden, and John Berry, director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, about Camp Aranu'tiq. They were all thrilled to hear that such a program exists.

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