Help GLAAD end the ban on gay parents in the Boy Scouts

The Boy Scouts of America voted to end its ban on gay Scouts, which is a huge victory for gay youth. But gay Scout leaders – like former den leader Jennifer Tyrrell – are still banned from Scouting. It's time to keep up the pressure! GLAAD needs your help to make sure gay parents and adults are also able to participate.

Take Action Now

  1. Sign the petition: The Boy Scouts of America will allow gay Scouts! Now it's time to include gay parents.

    The Boy Scouts have voted to include gay youth! Now, tell the Boy Scouts it's time to include gay parents too.

    Sign the petition now.

  2. Stand up for equality in Scouting on Facebook and Twitter

    Tell your Facebook friends that you support an end to the Boy Scouts' ban on gay parents:

    The Boy Scouts of America has ended the ban on gay Scouts. Now is the time to end the ban on gay parents and leaders. http://glaad.org/scouts

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    Tell your Twitter followers that you believe in equality in the Boy Scouts:

    Make the #BoyScouts equal. End the ban on gay parents and leaders! http://glaad.org/scouts

    Click here to share GLAAD's Boy Scout graphics with your friends to show your support

  3. Pledge your support to end the Boy Scouts' ban on gay parents

    You helped bring equality for gay youth to the Boy Scouts. Now, stand with GLAAD and Scouts for Equality by pledging to help end the Boy Scouts' discriminatory ban on gay parents and leaders.

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Since April 2012, GLAAD has been leading the national campaign urging the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) to end its ban on gay Scouts and adult leaders. See milestones from this campaign and learn more.

HOW YOUR ORG CAN HELP

Your organization can help bring equality to the Boy Scouts. Find out how you and your members can take action