Time Magazine published an article covering Thursday's vote within the Boy Scouts of America to drop their ban on gay members. The reporter, Elizabeth Dias, covered the work of both pro- and anti-gay organizations, including the work of GLAAD, Change.org, and Scouts for Equality (SFE).
Ramy Yosef, a 21-year-old man from Egypt's Nile Delta, came out on Twitter last year. His family responded by forcing him from their home. Tarek, 28, recounts being beaten and robbed for "dressing like a faggot"—and avoiding the police for fear that they, too, would target him for being gay.
Hundreds of scouts and their leaders will descend on a vacation resort north of Dallas this week to, among other things, take a vote on this new statement: “No youth may be denied membership in the Boy Scouts of America on the basis of sexual orientation or preference alone.”
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The Boy Scouts of America is again embroiled in controversy over its values. On Thursday, about 1,400 voting members of the organization's National Council are expected to gather in Texas to decide whether to change the Boy Scouts' policy banning gay members.
Tracie Felker and Joe Marion share a deep passion for Scouting. Each has a son who attained the top rank of Eagle, and each has spent numerous years and thousands of hours volunteering as Scout leaders, promoting Scout values.
Former Baylor women's basketball star Brittney Griner says that Kim Mulkey, her college head coach, told players not to be open publicly about their sexuality because it would hurt recruiting and look bad for the program.
With its ranks deeply divided, the Boy Scouts of America is asking its local leaders from across the country to decide whether its contentious membership policy should be overhauled so that openly gay boys can participate in Scout units.