Boy Scouts' Dangerous Message to Young Americans: Gay Kids Don't Measure Up
Note from GLAADBrendan Davis, Digital Content Manager at GLAAD
With the announcement after a two-year review that it would continue to exclude gay scouts and gay and lesbian scout leaders, the Boy Scouts of America has decided to continue sending a devastating and dangerous message to young people across America: keep gays away because they are not like the rest of us.
It’s devastating and dangerous because it comes at a time when we’ve seen escalating reports of young people, some as young as 7, taking their own lives, suicides by gay kids often victimized and brutalized by bullies. The bullies do it because they’ve been told that gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people are worthless and should be shunned.