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Boy Scouts of America does not end ban on gay Scouts and leaders; pressure on BSA grows

After more than a week of reports that the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) might consider lifting their national ban on gay Scouts and leaders, the organization’s Board of Directors decided in a closed door meeting today to form a task force to study the issue, and will in the interim keep their discriminatory policy on the books -- preventing openly gay Scouts and Scout leaders from serving openly in the organization. Read More

February 6, 2013

Dozens of Experts Dispel Anti-Gay Activists' Myth About Gay BSA Leaders

After anti-gay activists began claiming that opening the Boy Scouts to openly gay scouts and leaders would put kids in danger, more than 120 experts from the fields of sexual abuse prevention, psychology, psychiatry, child advocacy, faith outreach, education and coaching have co-signed an open letter saying this is not the case.

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What to Watch Wednesday 2/6: Nathan Lane Returns to 'Modern Family' as Pepper

Tonight catch all new episodes of Modern Family, Suburgatory, Chicago Fire and Happily Divorced!Read More

Boy Scout Leadership Recognizes Religious Support for Dropping Gay Scout Ban

National Boy Scouts of America (BSA) leadership have communicated to local and regional that some of the biggest religious organizations with the most Boy Scout charters have come out in support of policy change.

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NFL players express growing acceptance for openly gay teammates

While some of the pre-Super Bowl comments made by a handful of players didn't do much to portray the NFL as welcoming of gay athletes, recent testimonials by current and former professional football players have proven that many people within the NFL are beginning to embrace the idea of an openly gay teammate in their locker room.Read More


Huffpost Live Panel Tackles The intersection of Race and Sexual Orientation

Huffpost Live host Marc Lamont Hill hosts panel tackles the topic: "Is Gay the New Black." Read More