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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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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.

ElPais.com
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May 17, 2013

Gay Pride Rally in Georgia Derailed

Thousands of anti-gay protesters, including Orthodox priests, occupied a central street in Georgia's capital Friday, with some threatening to lash with stinging nettles any participant in a gay pride parade which was to take place there.

Associated Press
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May 17, 2013
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Transgender students face discrimination at graduation

Across the United States, millions of seniors are getting ready to walk across the stage in graduation ceremonies. This time can bittersweet for transgender students. Two instances of transgender students, in different parts of the country, have reminded us that schools can often fail to support transgender students and treat them with respect.

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