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More than 100,000 People Support Gay Mom Ousted by Boy Scouts


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As of 12:45 p.m. EST on Saturday, April 21, more than 100,000 people have signed a petition in support of Jennifer Tyrrell. The petition calls on the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) to reinstate Jennifer as the den leader of her son's Cub Scouts troop in Bridgeport, Ohio. Jennifer was ousted from that post on April 10 just because she's gay. Tonight Jennifer will speak onstage at the 23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles.

TAKE ACTION: If you haven't already, please take a moment to add your voice to the growing number of Americans (100K and counting!) who are urging the Boy Scouts of America to end ther longstanding - and well-known - policy of discrimination against gay youth and LGBT families once and for all!

Jennifer is receiving tons of attention from LGBT advocates and media outlets across the country. While on her way to helping create a Boy Scouts of America that is inclusive of gay youth and LGBT families, Jennifer is already changing hearts and minds. See how her story is already making a difference.

And if you can't be with us in person for tonight's Media Awards in Los Angeles, you can watch Jennifer and her family share their story as they walk the red carpet!

To stay up-to-date on all the developments in Jennifer's story, be sure to follow @glaad on Twitter and "like" us on Facebook.


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