Dr. Fritz Klein, an internationally lauded expert in the field of sexuality studies, founded the American Institute of Bisexuality (AIB) in 1998. The Institute, a public benefit charity, was established to encourage research and education about bisexuality. Dr. Klein served as Chairman of the Board until his death The Institute continues to provide extraordinary support for programs which make a difference in individuals’ lives, while enhancing public knowledge and awareness about bisexuality. SF State is honored to report that AIB recently committed a very generous $150,000 donation to the Family Acceptance Project!
The Family Acceptance Project (FAP), based at SF State, is a crucial research-based initiative aimed at reducing health risks for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) children and youth, including suicide, homelessness and HIV. By focusing on wellness, prevention and care in the context of young people’s families and cultures, FAP promotes healthy futures with tangible results.
John R. Sylla, President of the American Institute of Bisexuality, says, “It’s impossible to overstate the amount of good the Family Acceptance Project does. With far less money than many other LGBT charities, it quite literally changes -- and saves -- lives. In a world of "hurt stories" used to raise donations, FAP’s proven effectiveness stands out.”
Thanks to this very generous contribution by the American Institute of Bisexuality, many more families will be better prepared to support their LGBT children and ensure that they thrive. We are very grateful for AIB’s continued leadership and support. For more information about the Family Acceptance Project, including how to support FAP’s workat http://familyproject.sfsu.edu