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GUEST POST: A gay Mormon pleads for inclusive Scouting

Some of us don’t have to imagine how painful it is to be a gay Scout. We were one. Growing up as a Mormon boy in Idaho, scouting was pretty much built into my pathway to becoming an adult. It was as much a part of the plan for my youth as many Mormon rights of passage: baptism, being ordained to the priesthood, and passing the sacrament on Sundays.

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Ya es hora de poner fin a la prohibición anti-gay en los Boy Scouts

Ya es hora de que los Boy Scouts de América sigan el ejemplo del pueblo estadounidense adoptando políticas que acogen a todos.

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George Takei voices support for equality in #BoyScouts: It's okay to be Takei in scouting

This morning TV icon and former Boy Scout, George Takei, changed his Facebook profile picture to include the Equality in Scouting badge and say "It's okay to be Takei in scouting." He also posted a longer message to his Facebook page calling on the BSA to "do the right thing." Today in Dallas, Texas, 1400 members of the Boy Scouts of America will vote on a resolution to end the Boy Scouts of America's ban on gay teenagers. Read More

 
May 23, 2013

GLAAD meets anti-gay activist John Stemberger at FOX News, offers to start dialogue

On the day when the Boy Scouts of America are voting on a proposal that would end the organization's ban on participation by gay teens (follow our liveblog of the procedings here) GLAAD crossed paths with

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New study finds highest percentage of same-sex couples raising kids in states with bans on marriage equality

A new study by the Williams Institute has found that the highest percentages for same-sex couples raising kids can be found in states with a constitutional ban on marriage equality.

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May 23, 2013

MMA Fighter Fallon Fox to compete in first match since coming out as transgender on Friday

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter Fallon Fox is set to fight in her first match since news broke that she was transgender via a Sports Illustrated magazine article.

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