Puerto Rican men give up Eagle Scout badges over Boy Scouts' discriminatory policies
Note from GLAAD
In July 2012, Blabbeando took a look at the Boy Scouts in Latin America and their policy on LGBT members, and found that there was only one Latin American country in which gay people were banned from the Boy Scouts - Panama.
Joining thousands of Boy Scouts in the United States who have turned in their merit badges and renounced their affiliation with the agency in protest of their discriminatory policies, three Puerto Rican men have followed suit and publicly renounced their Eagle Scout honors and badges.
In a statement addressed to the Puerto Rican chapter of the Boy Scouts of America and published today in El Vocero, the three former Boy Scouts - José Aníbal Herrero Acevedo, Juan Gabriel Marrero Delgado and Luis Salvador Herrero - urged the agency to change their ban on LGBT members.