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LGBT and allied organizations call for equality in Scouting

LGBT and allied organizations across the country are speaking up for equality in Scouting, as 1,400 Boy Scouts of America voting members in Dallas vote today on making Scouting more inclusive.

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President of Boy Scouts to USA Today: Let in gay youth

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.

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Boy Scouts president: Let in gay boys

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.
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May 22, 2013

Photos: GLAAD on the ground at the Boy Scouts vote in Dallas

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.

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May 22, 2013

UPDATE: Texas lawmakers do not pass anti-trans marriage bill

SB 1218, a Texas bill which was geared to restrict transgender Texans from getting marriage licenses has died.

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May 23, 2013

MMA Fighter Fallon Fox to compete in first match since coming out as transgender on Friday

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter Fallon Fox is set to fight in her first match since news broke that she was transgender via a Sports Illustrated magazine article.

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