Tell Carly Rae Jepsen to speak out against the Boy Scouts' anti-gay policy

Big News! Recording artist Carly Rae Jepsen announced that she will withdraw as headliner of the 2013 National Scout Jamboree, following a campaign launched by GLAAD and Eagle Scout Derek Nance, whose Change.org petition calling on the 'Call Me Maybe' star to denounce the Boy Scouts' ban on gay scouts and scout leaders has amassed over 62,000 signatures.

Big News!

Recording artist Carly Rae Jepsen announced that she will withdraw as headliner of the 2013 National Scout Jamboree, following a campaign launched by GLAAD and Eagle Scout Derek Nance, whose Change.org petition calling on the 'Call Me Maybe' star to denounce the Boy Scouts' ban on gay scouts and scout leaders has amassed over 62,000 signatures.

UPDATE: 

Just hours after GLAAD joined Eagle Scout Derek Nance to call on musicians Carly Rae Jepsen and Train to denounce the Boy Scouts' ban on gay scouts and scout leaders, Train has issued the following response:

When we booked this show for the Boy Scouts of America we were not aware of any policy barring openly gay people from participation within the organization. Train strongly opposes any kind of policy that questions the equality of any American citizen. We have always seen the BSA as a great and noble organization. We look forward to participating in the Jamboree this summer, as long as they make the right decision before then.

GLAAD has contacted representatives for Carly Rae Jepsen, but has not received a response.

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) recently announced that recording artists Carly Rae Jepsen will headline the 2013 National Scout Jamboree. Both artists have previously spoken out in support of LGBT equality.

Tell Carly Rae Jepsen to denounce the Boy Scouts' ban on gay scouts and scout leaders.

Jepsen's music video for her 2012 breakout hit "Call Me Maybe" received national media attention for having a gay twist ending when the man she spent the song chasing ultimately gives his number to a male member of her band. When asked whether she supports marriage equality in an interview with TIME Jepsen said, "You know, acceptance has never been a question to me. I've grown up knowing it's just the way things should be. When we shot the 'Call Me Maybe' video, we weren't even thinking the ending was not normal. […] And if my video is encouraging that mind frame with other children and other people – well, it's about time, I guess!"

Join GLAAD and Eagle Scout Derek Nance to urge Carly Rae Jepsen and to speak out against discrimination in the Boy Scouts – sign Derek's Change.org petition here.