This morning TV icon and former Boy Scout, George Takei, changed his Facebook profile picture to include the Equality in Scouting badge and say "It's okay to be Takei in scouting." He also posted a longer message to his Facebook page calling on the BSA to "do the right thing." Today in Dallas, Texas, 1400 members of the Boy Scouts of America will vote on a resolution to end the Boy Scouts of America's ban on gay teenagers.
Jenna Talackova, the Canadian transgender woman who was ejected from the Miss Universe pageant last year, is making headlines again. Since her famous snub made headlines around the globe, Miss Universe officials have changed the competition’s rules to allow transgender contestants to compete. That spotlight, according to Talackova, landed her in the hot seat with major television networks bidding for her to become their next big reality star.
Nominations for the 3rd Annual Critics' Choice Television Awards were announced this morning and several out actors, characters and LGBT-inclusive series were honored. The award recipients will be announced on June 10 at a ceremony at the Beverly Hills Hotel hosted by Retta (Parks and Recreation).
This Thursday, 1400 members of the Boy Scouts' National Council will converge in Dallas to vote on a resolution critical to the Boy Scouts' longstanding ban on gay members. Today, Dr. Phil tweeted out his support for equality in the Boy Scouts, as well as posting a longer message to his official Facebook.