The Boy Scouts of America has decided not to make a decision to end the ban on gay scouts and leaders. Take action now! Send a message to the Boy Scouts that we won't rest. On January 28, 2013, news broke that the Boy Scouts of America is "actively considering" an end to the policy that bans gay scouts and leaders following a campaign by GLAAD, Scouts for Equality and others. The policy, which is being discussed, would remove the ban from the national organization’s rules, land allow local sponsoring organizations to decide whether to allow openly gay scouts. GLAAD has been actively working to end this policy since April 2012. We worked with individuals like Jennifer Tyrrell and Ryan Andresen, as well as groups like Scouts for Equality who were all working to end the ban. Millions of Americans have joined GLAAD and lent their voices to the chorus calling for a change.
The Boy Scouts of America has decided not to make a decision to end the ban on gay scouts and leaders.
More than a million people have taken action urging the Boy Scouts of America to end its ban on gay scouts and leaders, and now the BSA Board of Directors is delaying to vote on a proposed policy change to end the ban. It is important that we keep the pressure on!
Take Action! Send a message to the Boy Scouts that we won't rest until they end the ban.
Click the button to post this tweet: Dear @BoyScouts, I support inclusive Scouting. End the ban on gay scouts and leaders. #BoyScouts http://glaad.org/scouts/tellbsa
Click the button to post this tweet: Dear @BoyScouts, do the right thing. Don't delay an end to your ban on gay scouts and leaders. #BoyScouts http://glaad.org/scouts/tellbsa
Post a message on the Boy Scouts of America Facebook page. Example message: Don't delay the decision to do the right thing. Everyone should have the chance to take part in Scouting. Be brave and end to the ban on gay scouts and scout leaders.
Call the BSA Headquarters at 972-580-2000 or 972-580-2330. Tell the representative you are disappointed that they did not end the ban on gay scouts on leaders today and urge them to end the ban.
Add your name to the form below which will send an email directly to Boy Scouts headquarters, where BSA officials are waiting to hear your feedback. You can also send an email directly to firstname.lastname@example.org