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Positive reactions from faith organizations continue to surface in response to the vote dropping the ban on gay scouts. The Religious Institute, The Association of Welcoming & Affirming Baptists, and the Jewish community all speak in favor of the Boy Scouts of America's new change.
On May 24th, just a week after speaking at a vigil in honor of Mark Carson, Eugene Lovendusky became a victim of another anti- gay hate crime in New York City's Hell's Kitchen neighborhood. Eugene's attack is the ninth anti-LGBT attack for the month of May and the 27th since the start of the New Year.
Robbie Rogers se convierte en el primer atleta gay masculino en un equipo profesional de fútbol.
Autumn Sandeen is the first transgender service member to publicly have her gender marker changed on all military documents.
As the United States celebrates and commemorates the strong men and women dedicated to serving our country on Memorial Day, LGB citizens serving in the military are faced with the conflict inherent in serving openly as LGB after the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” while fighting for a country that still refuses to acknowledge their relationships.
Within moments of the announcement that, by a 61% margin, the Boy Scouts of America would be dropping its ban on gay scouts, denominations and faith groups offered their reactions.
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.
Ya es hora de que los Boy Scouts de América sigan el ejemplo del pueblo estadounidense adoptando políticas que acogen a todos.