Boy Scouts of America

National Catholic Reporter names Boy Scout dads and marriage equality plaintiffs 'Persons of the Year'

In a year-end editorial, the National Catholic Reporter has named Greg Bourke and Michael DeLeon persons of the year for 2015.

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Boy Scouts President: Continued ban on gay leaders "cannot be sustained"

It was announced today that Robert Gates, the president of the Boy Scouts of America, has urged, in the interest of preserving the BSA's autonomy and longevity, for a revision of the organization's ban on gay adults serving in leadership roles.

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First openly gay Eagle Scout turns 18, calls on Boy Scouts president to end anti-gay ban

This week, Pascal Tessier, the first openly gay Eagle Scout, turned 18 years old. Because the ban on gay adults remains in place, that means that he faces expulsion from the Scouts.
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Camp Abercorn web series spotlights room for improvement in Boy Scouts

A new fictional dramatic web series called "Camp Abercorn," currently in the works, will shine a light on the experience of being part of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), and reflect on the BSA's policies on LGBT inclusion.

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Seattle Public Schools to end affiliation with Boy Scouts of America

On Wednesday, members of the Assistant General Council of Seattle Public Schools wrote to Seattle-area Scoutmaster Geoffrey McGrath,ending their affiliation with the BSA.

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WATCH: New documentary highlights the Boy Scouts' ban on gay adults

“Clipped Wings”, a short documentary about the discriminatory policies of the Boy Scouts, tells the story of Liam Easton-Calabria, a candidate for the rank of Eagle who came out before the BSA allowed gay Scouts. The film also follows Geoff McGrath, a Scoutmaster who was ejected from Scouting because of his sexuality.

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NY-area Boy Scouts to lead NYC Pride March in face of anti-gay ban

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.

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Attorney General Eric Holder condemns Boy Scouts anti-gay policy

United States Attorney General Eric Holder continued advocating for LGBT equality at Lambda Legal's 14th annual Washington DC reception.

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