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GLAAD Joins Zach Wahls and Scouts for Equality at San Francisco City Hall Rally to Bring Equality to the Boy Scouts of America

GLAAD was on the ground in San Francisco with Scouts for Equality (SFE) at a City Hall rally to urge the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) to vote in favor of dropping the BSA's ban on gay youth. Rallies were held today in over 30 cities for supporters to urge their local BSA councils to support an end to the ban on gay youth.

Scouts gather in more than 30 cities across the nation to support equality

Scouts for Equality is gathering together concerned current and former Scouts, parents, potential Scouting parents, Scouting leaders and volunteers, and their supporters to urge their local Boy Scout council to vote in favor of dropping the Boy Scouts of America's (BSA) anti-gay ban on youth members.

How my exclusion from speaking at my school's graduation led to healing

I wrote an open letter addressing the discrimination that I endured by not allowing me to speak at my Arkansas high school alma mater. I felt like I couldn’t keep silent any longer, and needed to let not only the superintendent, but for the wider world to know how much their actions have hurt me and my family.

I never imagined my letter would spark such an outpouring of love from hundreds of complete strangers. Most amazingly I also received a surprising confession from a man who once bullied me.

LGBTQ Nation
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May 9, 2013

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