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