Boy Scouts of America (BSA)

May 10, 2013

Scouts gather in more than 30 cities across the nation to support equality

Scouts for Equality is gathering together concerned current and former Scouts, parents, potential Scouting parents, Scouting leaders and volunteers, and their supporters to urge their local Boy Scout council to vote in favor of dropping the Boy Scouts of America's (BSA) anti-gay ban on youth members.

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May 9, 2013

Former Boy Scouts biking across America stopping to visit Matthew Shepard Memorial Bench

David "Old Scout" McGrath and his son Joe are be biking 1,800 miles from Idaho Falls to the Boy Scouts of America's (BSA) headquarters in Irving, Texas to urge the Boy Scouts to support a non-discriminatory policy. They will be stopping tomorrow, May 10th, in Laramie, Wyoming to visit the Matthew Shepard Memorial Bench.

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May 14, 2013

Take action: Write a Letter to the Editor in support of inclusive Scouting

Help bring equality to the Boy Scouts by submitting a Letter to the Editor to your local paper today. Your community needs to hear from you about why gay youth and parents should be able to participate in the Boy Scouts.

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May 9, 2013

VIDEO: After 50+ years, Tennessee man resigns over Boy Scouts' anti-gay ban

Bill Moser of Clarksville, Tennessee has spent over 50 years involved with the Boy Scouts of America (BSA).

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May 9, 2013

Majority of Americans support lifting ban on gay Boy Scouts, adult leaders

A new Washington Post-ABC News poll has found that "63 percent of Americans support allowing gay scouts to join, and the public opposes the plan to continue to ban gay adults from Boy Scout leadership by a 56 to 39 percent margin."

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May 7, 2013

Boy Scouts' proposal inadequate, says Western LA County Council

The Western Los Angeles County Council of Scouts stated today that it feels the Boy Scouts of America has proposed an inadequate policy for including gay members.

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May 6, 2013

Former Boy Scouts bike 1,800 miles to end ban on gay members

David "Old Scout" McGrath and his son Joe will be biking 1,800 miles from their home to the Boy Scouts of America's (BSA) headquarters to urge the Boy Scouts to support a non-discriminatory policy for gay members and leaders. They have launched a new Kickstarter campaign to raise funds so they can document the process.

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Explosive audio: 'Scouts Sunday' pastor calls LGBT activism 'satanic'; compares marriage equality to man-on-dog

This weekend, a man named Pastor Robert Hall will join John Stemberger, Tony Perkins, Gov. Rick Perry, and others at a Family Research Council event called "Stand with Scouts Sunday," and he'll be bringing his history of particularly demonizing rhetoric with him.

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April 26, 2013

VIDEO: Filmmaker Todd Bieber Helps Scouts Create and Film Earn Merit Badges, Teaches Acceptance

Filmmaker and Eagle Scout Todd Bieber is among the many people recently fighting for the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) to drop their anti-gay ban. With help from fellow filmmakers from The Onion and The Late Show, Bieber helped a troop of Scouts earn their Cinematography Merit Badge by working with them to produce a short film entitled "Attack of the Evil Mutant Scouts."

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April 26, 2013

Mormon Church Endorses Scouts Plans to Include Gay Youth but not Adults

The LDS Church announced on Thursday that it would officially endorse The Boy Scouts of America's (BSA) recent proposal to change their anti-gay policies and allow gay youth members, but not adults, to join the organization.

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