Posts by Rich Ferraro

Intel will not fund Boy Scouts of America until ban on gay scouts and scout leaders ends

September 21, 2012

Less than 48 hours ago, Eagle Scout Zach Wahls, founder of Scouts for Equality, launched a campaign on Change.org supported by GLAAD and signed by more than 30,000 Americans urging Intel to pull funding from the Boy Scouts of America. Today Intel announced that it has stopped funding BSA troops that follow the discriminatory national policy.

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September 20, 2012

Tell Intel that $700,000 to Fund Anti-Gay Discrimination is Too Much

GLAAD is joining Scouts for Equality, its founder and Eagle Scout Zach Wahls, as well as thousands of Americans in a Change.org campaign urging Intel Corporation, one of the Boy Scouts of America’s largest corporate donors, to stop funding the BSA until the organization removes its ban on gay scouts and leaders.

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September 11, 2012

Values Voter Summit sponsors don't share America's values

A coalition of human rights groups is calling on public officials not to attend this week's Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C., because its host, the Family Research Council, has spread demonizing lies about the LGBT community,.Read More

August 30, 2012

Sixth Annual Network Responsibility Index Finds LGBT Stories Central Part of TV Landscape

GLAAD released its sixth annual Network Responsibility Index, a report that maps the quantity, quality and diversity of images of LGBT people on primetime broadcast and cable TV.

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August 8, 2012

President Obama announces opposition Boy Scouts' ban on gay scouts and scout leaders

As pressure grows for the Boy Scouts to end their ban on gay scouts and leaders, a spokesperson for President Obama announced that the President opposes the Boy Scouts of America's policy of discrimination, joining Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

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August 4, 2012

Mitt Romney Stands by 1994 Statement Supporting the End to the Boy Scouts' Ban on Gay Americans

GLAAD was first to release video footage from 1994 of Presidential candidate Mitt Romney saying: "I support the right of the Boy Scouts of America to decide what it wants to do on that issue. I feel that all people should be able to participate in the Boy Scouts regardless of their sexual orientation." According to an Associated Press article that ran today, Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul confirmed that “this remains Romney’s position today.”Read More

July 17, 2012

Eagle Scout Loses Job for Being Gay as Another Board Member Commits to Ending the Ban

As Boy Scouts of America officials state that they plan to uphold the discriminatory ban on gay scouts and gay scout leaders, many Americans including current scouts are continuing to take action.

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June 28, 2012

Over 300,000 Americans Support End to Boy Scouts of America's Ban on Gay Americans

Only two months ago Jennifer contacted GLAAD to help share her story and work to end the Boy Scouts of America's ban on gay scouts and gay scout leaders. She also started a Change.org petition to rally support and today the petition has reached over 300,000 signatures. Read More
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