In a historic first, New York-area Boy Scouts will be among the groups leading 14,000 people down Manhattan's 5th Avenue on Sunday at the 44th Annual NYC Pride March, where they will speak out against the Boy Scouts of America's discriminatory ban on gay adults.
The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), a group dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry while seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society, has joined GLAAD and Scouts for Equality in urging Amazon to end its support of the Boy Scouts of America through the company's charitable giving program, AmazonSmile.
Today, GLAAD was on the ground in Seattle with LGBT youth, adults, and local advocates as they delivered more than 125,000 petition signatures to online retail giant Amazon at the company's headquarters in Seattle.
Melinda Katz, the President of the Queens Borough in New York City, has rescinded an invitation to the Boy Scouts of America to offer a presentation to her cabinet, citing the discriminatory policy of banning gay Scout leaders.
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.
Jay Inslee, the Governor for the State of Washington, has released an open letter supporting Scoutmaster Geoffrey McGrath and condemning the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) for revoking his title as well as his troop's charter, simply because Geoffrey is openly gay.