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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 Boy Scout employee to Time Magazine: I can't live a lie any longer

Just days before 1,400 members of the Boy Scouts of America National Council converge in Dallas to vote on a resolution critical to equality in Scouting, Time Magazine has published an op-ed written by a gay employee of the Boy Scouts, calling for a repeal of the ban on gay Scouts and leaders. The author wished to remain anonymous, but shared a wealth of information on how much the anti-gay ban has damaged the viability and reputation of the Scouts, hurt efforts to recruit more Scouts, and taken its toll on his own well-being.

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People of faith support equality in Scouting

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.

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Es difícil para un niño estar en un grupo que lo rechazará a los 18

En Estados Unidos son muchos los que luchan desde hace décadas por la igualdad de los homosexuales, una lucha que muy a su pesar no ha acabado con la discriminación. En un momento en el que el país aguarda con expectación la decisión del Tribunal Supremo con relación al matrimonio gay, que el propio presidente Barack Obama apoya y que es legal en 12 Estados de los 50 que conforman la nación, y con un 53% de la sociedad respaldando estas uniones, según la última encuesta de Gallup, todavía son muchos los que viven la cara más amarga de la intolerancia.
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May 17, 2013
May 17, 2013

Discover, issuer of Boy Scouts promotional credit/debit cards, speaks out on equality

Discover Financial Services -- operator of the third-largest credit card brand in the United States, Discover Card – issued a statement after GLAAD spoke with the company regarding the Boy Scouts of America Discover Prepaid Card.

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GLAAD Observes International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

Today is the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT), when advocates across the globe take a stand against anti-LGBT violence and discrimination.

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May 17, 2013

Earn the 'I support equality in Scouting' badge!

Help GLAAD keep the pressure high and bring equality to the Boy Scouts once and for all. Donate $5 or more right now, and you'll receive GLAAD's 'I Support Equality in Scouting' merit badge.

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May 17, 2013

Scouts for Equality requesting essays by gay Boy Scouts

Scouts for Equality (SFE) is requesting essays from anonymous gay Boy Scouts to be read at the Equal Scouting Summit in Grapevine, TX during the Boy Scouts of America’s National Annual Meeting.

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Roman Catholic hierarchy non-committal on gay Scouts ban, takes a 'wait and see' approach

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.

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