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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Tomorrow, New York City council speaker Christine Quinn along with Empire State Pride Agenda and members LGBT advocacy organizations, including the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF), Callen-Lorde Community Health Center, and The Ali Forney Center will march on the steps of City Hall, in New York City.
GLAAD and other LGBT groups call on Congress to maintain family unity at the heart of immigration reform. The groups support changes to the immigration bill that will provide an accessible pathway to citizenship, and ardently oppose draconian amendments that would make immigrants permanent second-class citizens.
After thousands of local advocates, including GLAAD, marched through New York City's West Village in response to the recent series of alleged anti-LGBT attacks, and to mourn the murder of Mark Carson, and openly gay man of color, more attacks have been reported.
LGBT parenting blog Mombian is taking Monday, June 3rd to show the world for the 8th year in a row that LGBT families are just as loving, supportive and valuable to our communities as straight families.
Across the United States, millions of seniors are getting ready to walk across the stage in graduation ceremonies. This time can bittersweet for transgender students. Two instances of transgender students, in different parts of the country, have reminded us that schools can often fail to support transgender students and treat them with respect.
To give an accurate representation of where people of faith stand on marriage equality, let's look at some of the major denominations that support scouts for a quick recap. GLAAD has created a handy graphic that shows which denominations support inclusive scouting for all.
Today is the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT), when advocates across the globe take a stand against anti-LGBT violence and discrimination.
The National Catholic Committee on Scouting released a non-committal statement about the new proposed policy of dropping the ban on gay scouts, but retaining it for gay scout leaders.
A transgender student at an Albuquerque high school has skipped his graduation over a dispute about what color robe he had to wear.
The Boy Scouts of America's national leadership will vote Thursday whether to allow openly gay Scouts in its ranks, a critical and emotionally charged moment for one of the nation's oldest youth organizations and its millions of members.
Boy Scout leaders from around the country, engulfed in a culture war over homosexuality, gathered for a vote here Thursday on a landmark proposal that would permit openly gay youths — but not openly gay adult leaders — to participate in scouting.
The change to the Boy Scouts of America's membership policy is not the result of pressure from outside; it is the re
Jennifer Finney Boylan recently wrote about her transition from a father to a mother in her book, 'Stuck in the Middle With You: A Memoir of Parenting in Three Genders.' She joins us to talk about the challenges she faced in the process.
During the summer of 2011 there were three separate hate-motivated violent attacks on three different gay men in Utah. As a Mormon, and a currently serving bishop of the church from Illinois at that time, I decided that I needed to do more to stand up against hate and support the civil and human rights of our LGBT sisters and brothers.
As the mother of two former Boy Scouts, as the daughter of a former Cub Scout Den Mother and as a priest and pastor I am paying attention as the Boy Scouts’ National Council gathers in Dallas this week to vote on a resolution on the Boy Scouts’ longstanding ban on gay members.