Boy Scouts of America (BSA)
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The NOH8 campaign has announced its plans to work with Jennifer Tyrrell, Ohio mom and ousted openly gay pack leader, on a new campaign. The NOH8 campaign is offering complimentary NOH8 photos to any Scout for equality who attends any upcoming NOH8 photo shoots in uniform and with a Scout ID to show their support for gay Scouts.
Scouts for Equality (SFE) is launching a series of videos discussing why it is so crucial for the Boy Scouts to work towards a full inclusion policy and drop their anti-gay ban. Their first video features Zach Wahls discussing his experiences as a scout with two moms.
Jennifer Tyrrell, together with GLAAD and Scouts For Equality, today launched a new petition to urge the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) to completely lift its anti-gay ban on both youth members and adult employees and volunteers.
Lucien Tessier, 20, and Pascal Tessier, 16, of Kensington, Maryland, are openly gay brothers
Today, the BSA released proposed language for a revised Membership Standards Resolution, which, if approved, would open Scouting to openly gay youth but would maintain the organization's ban on participation by gay and lesbian mothers, fathers and adutls.
This week, the Huffington Post published a letter that an 8-year-old Cub Scout named Frank hand-wrote to the Boy Scouts of America, which asked, in part, why they don't stand up for gay people.
This week's Religion News Summary showcases the Boy Scouts again, and the amazing religious support LGBTQ scouts, leaders and families have received.
Richard Land, president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, tried his best to make gay people sound like dangerous predators, but CNN "Starting Point" anchors Brooke Baldwin and John Berman refused to let him get away with his monologue