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Boy Scouts permitirán el ingreso de niños gay a sus filas

Después de años de controversia y negativas, los Boy Scouts de America, la organización juvenil más grande del país con 2.7 millones de niños y jóvenes afiliados en más de 100,000 centros en todo el país, decidió permitir la participación de niños gay en sus filas. Al mismo tiempo, seguirá la prohibición para la participación de adultos, sean líderes juveniles o padres de los niños, en las actividades de la organización, si son gays o lesbianas.

Huffington Post Voces
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May 23, 2013

La organización Boy Scouts of America Vota a favor de permitir Scouts gays

DALLAS, TX, 23 de mayo 2013 - A raíz de una campaña de más de un año por GLAAD, organización que aboga por la comunidad lésbica, gay, bisexual y transgénero (LGBT) en los medios de comunicación, los Boy Scouts of America (BSA) aprobó hoy una resolución que permitirá a los jóvenes gays a participar en el Movimiento Scout. Desafortunadamente, los Boy Scouts mantendrán vigente su prohibición de padres y líderes gays y lesbianas.

GUEST POST: A gay Mormon pleads for inclusive Scouting

Some of us don’t have to imagine how painful it is to be a gay Scout. We were one. Growing up as a Mormon boy in Idaho, scouting was pretty much built into my pathway to becoming an adult. It was as much a part of the plan for my youth as many Mormon rights of passage: baptism, being ordained to the priesthood, and passing the sacrament on Sundays.

OP-ED: Boy Scouts: Change is good — and Mormons agree

During the summer of 2011 there were three separate hate-motivated violent attacks on three different gay men in Utah. As a Mormon, and a currently serving bishop of the church from Illinois at that time, I decided that I needed to do more to stand up against hate and support the civil and human rights of our LGBT sisters and brothers.

The Washington Post
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May 22, 2013

LGBT Groups to Senate Judiciary Committee: Amendments to Immigration Legislation Must Provide Reasonable and Fair Path to Citizenship

Following is a statement regarding amendments to the Title II provisions of the immigration bill that the Senate Judiciary Committee will debate this week.

The statement can be attributed to the National Center for Lesbian Rights, GLAAD, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, United We Dream and Queer Undocumented Immigrant Project, Equality Federation, National Center for Transgender Equality.

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