Young Adult

Your resource for news and information which features or directly impacts young adults; Frequent topics include K-12 schools and higher education, young adult media, young adult advocates, coming out, family and community acceptance, youth homelessness, and student advocacy including Gay Straight Alliances and safe schools initiatives.

Gay Filmmaker Helps Boy Scouts Earn Cinema Patches, Teaches Them About Acceptance

Gay filmmaker Todd Bieber is one of the many proud Eagle Scouts fighting for equality instead of giving up on the organization that helped shape his childhood. Rather than returning his Eagle Scout badge like so many of his peers, he decided to become a merit badge counselor and pay it forward by giving young scouts the opportunity to learn through experiences he didn’t get.

 

A documentary of the process:

 

The final film:

Queerty
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April 22, 2013
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BSA: Gay Maybe Okay - But Not if You're Over 18

The new BSA policy appears to mirror this LDS Church policy in differentiating between gay youth and gay adults. Both also carry the implication that gay adults are less trustworthy in positions of responsibility with children—a widely-rejected canard associating homosexuality with child sexual abuse.

Religion Dispatches
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April 22, 2013
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