Alum takes his LGBTQ and mental health advocacy to the White House
Juan Acosta (’19) was one of 30 youth advocates invited to Washington, D.C., for a national forum on young Americans’ mental health
“Today I can say with a lot of pride that I am a gay man,” declared Juan Acosta (B.A., Psychology, ’19) on a stage at the White House, sitting between First Lady Jill Biden and actress Selena Gomez. “But that pride I didn’t feel when I was younger.”
Acosta was one of 30 youth advocates invited to Washington, D.C., for the inaugural Mental Health Youth Action Forum this May. The three-day event was organized by the Biden-Harris administration and MTV Entertainment Group.