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Train refuse to play Boy Scout event unless ban on gay scouts is lifted

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MSNBC
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March 5, 2013
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Train have made a public statement against the Boy Scouts' longstanding ban on scouts from the LGBQT community by refusing to perform at the Boy Scout Jamboree unless the band is lifted, according to Queerty.

The pop-rockers were set to play the July event in West Virginia with Carly Rae Jepsen, but a recent Change.org petition by gay Eagle Scout Derek Nance urging the musicians to take action got their attention when GLAAD signed on for the cause on March 1st.

The petition convinced Train to boycott the event, and they released a statement on their blog