The call came over 911 at 2:16 a.m. on a cool October morning: a quick and brutal assault by two men that left a third twitching on the pavement. Minutes later, several police patrol cars arrived along with an ambulance, their lights harshly illuminating a usually quiet corner of Queens.
USA Today published an op-ed by Wayne Perry, the President of the Boy Scouts of America, in which he urges the 1,400 voting members gathering in Dallas to vote to allow gay youth to be a part of Scouting.
The change to the Boy Scouts of America's membership policy is not the result of pressure from outside; it is the result of extensive dialogue within the Scouting family. Parents, adults in the Scouting community and teens alike tend to agree that youth should not be denied the benefits of Scouting. The resolution is not about adults; it is about what is best for young people.
GLAAD wrapped up its press conference in Dallas, as 1,400 members of the Boy Scouts of America National Council meet in Dallas to vote on a resolution critical to equality in Scouting. Get a full recap of today's events and see a video of James Dale speaking about the anti-gay ban by following our live blog at www.glaad.org/scouts.
A suspect in one of two brutal anti-gay attacks that rocked the city this week surrendered to cops late Tuesday, sources said. Gabriel Roman, 39, turned himself in at a Bronx stationhouse and was charged with three counts of assault as a hate crime, including a felony count, police sources said.