The Merck Foundation became the latest corporate leader to speak out against the Boy Scouts of America’s ban on gay scouts and scout leaders. The Merck Foundation announced that it will suspend all funding to the BSA and will consider funding the organization again when the BSA ends the discriminatory ban.
Yesterday, the Ugandan Parliament added a bill to its schedule that would sentence LGBT people in Uganda to death. According to news reports, the bill might be debated as early as today or over the next several weeks.
From the White House to the newsroom to Las Vegas to the classroom, millions participated in Spirit Day yesterday by wearing purple or going purple online – all in a visible stand against bullying and in support of LGBT young people.