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National Geographic Channel: Denounce the Boy Scouts of America's anti-gay policy

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This spring, National Geographic Channel will begin airing, "Are You Tougher than a Boy Scout." By airing the series, National Geographic Channel has stepped into a uniquely influential role as a strategic business partner of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). The show is being used to market the BSA to young people, but fails to inform viewers about the organization's dangerous anti-gay policy. Join GLAAD, Scouts for Equality and 20 year-old Eagle Scout Will Oliver to urge National Geographic Channel to speak out against discrimination

This spring, National Geographic Channel will begin airing, "Are You Tougher than a Boy Scout."

By airing the series, National Geographic Channel has stepped into a uniquely influential role as a strategic business partner of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). The show is being used to market the BSA to young people, but fails to inform viewers about the organization's dangerous anti-gay policy.

Join GLAAD, Scouts for Equality and 20 year-old Eagle Scout Will Oliver to urge National Geographic Channel to speak out against discrimination -- sign Will's Change.org petition here.

"By refusing to denounce the Boy Scouts' explicitly anti-gay policy, National Geographic Channel is condoning discrimination. As a gay Eagle Scout and a member of the National Geographic Society, I expect more from this pioneering media company," says Will. "It is irresponsible to market the Boy Scouts of America without informing viewers, especially parents and children, about the policy. The stakes are too high."