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Despite the company's non-discrimination policy, Amazon is standing by its support of the anti-gay Boy Scouts of America. GLAAD will join gay Eagle Scout Pascal Tessier and ousted gay Scoutmaster Geoff McGrath in delivering more than 120k petitions calling on Amazon to pause its support.
It was just announced that rock band 3 Doors Down will be performing at the 2013 National Scout Jamboree tomorrow according to the Associated Press. The band is stepping in following withdrawals from Train and Carly Rae Jepsen as a result of a campaign launched by GLAAD and Eagle Scout Derek Nance, who started a Change.org petition which received over 60,000 signatures. The Change.org petition asked them to not perform until the Boy Scouts of America adopt a national non-discrimination policy that would end the BSA's practice of ejecting gay young people and adults.
James Dale was kicked out of the Boy Scouts of America after his 12 year membership was revoked because his local New Jersey newspaper disclosed his sexual orientation after an interview he took part in at a seminar on the health needs of lesbian and gay teenagers at the age of 19.
Anti-gay activist Albert Mohler thinks today's young people have the same anti-gay attitudes as young people did when he was a kid. He is very, very wrong.
This Thursday, 1400 members of the Boy Scouts' National Council will converge in Dallas to vote on a resolution critical to the Boy Scouts' longstanding ban on gay members. Today, Dr. Phil tweeted out his support for equality in the Boy Scouts, as well as posting a longer message to his official Facebook.
Next Thursday, 1400 members of the Boy Scouts' National Council will converge in Dallas to vote on a resolution critical to the Boy Scouts' longstanding ban on gay members. Celebrities such as Tegan and Sara, Jersey Shore's Snooki and Sammi and GLAAD's Wilson Cruz tweeted out their support for equality in the Boy Scouts. Look out for more in the coming week leading up to the vote on Thursday.
GLAAD was on the ground in San Francisco with Scouts for Equality (SFE) at a City Hall rally to urge the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) to vote in favor of dropping the BSA's ban on gay youth. Rallies were held today in over 30 cities for supporters to urge their local BSA councils to support an end to the ban on gay youth.
The Boy Scouts of America's (BSA) proposal to appease critics of its longstanding anti-gay ban, admitting gay youth but not gay adults, is a bad solution says David Meshulam, president of the Los Angeles Area Council for the BSA.