More than 1,500 New Yorkers gathered today in Manhattan to mourn the death of a 32 year-old gay man, who was shot down on Friday just blocks away from the historic Stonewall Inn in an apparent act of anti-gay bias.
Send a message to the Boy Scouts before it's too late
It's been nearly a year since GLAAD first called on the Boy Scouts to end the ban on gay scouts and leaders. After hearing from GLAAD and seeing 1.4 million signatures on Change.org in support of equality, they're considering changing the policy once and for all, but first they want to hear from you.
In just a few days, the Boy Scouts Board of Directors will vote on ending the discriminatory policy, and anti-gay activists are already doing everything they can to make sure that vote comes up short.
It's up to you to bring us across the finish line. Visit www.glaad.org/tellbsa right now to send a message to the Boy Scouts letting them know that ending the ban is the only way forward.
Since first meeting Ohio mom Jennifer Tyrrell last year, we at GLAAD have been working around the clock to make sure that when the Boy Scouts kicked someone out for being gay, it was front-page news. Because when people like Jennifer, or 18-year-old Ryan Andresen, or Scoutmaster Greg Bourke, or countless others are told they can't take part because they're gay, the Boy Scouts are telling them they're not good enough.
Please help us put an end to the anti-gay ban once and for all so that young people are not told that they aren't good enough to be scouts simply because they are gay.
This month the United States Supreme Court will issue decisions on two cases critical to marriage equality. GLAAD is working with media outlets and couples around the country to push for marriage. Follow GLAAD for up to date news about the Supreme Court's decision at www.glaad.org/marriage