Boy Scouts of America (BSA)

April 25, 2013

Jennifer Tyrrell and the NOH8 Campaign urge Boy Scouts to end anti-gay ban

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.

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April 25, 2013

Scouts For Equality Launches Leader Video Series

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.

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April 25, 2013

Ohio mom Jennifer Tyrrell, GLAAD and 60,000 others urge Boy Scouts to drop ban on gay Scouts and parents

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.
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April 22, 2013

Zach Wahls appears on CNN to debate against Boy Scouts anti-gay policies

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April 22, 2013

Brothers petitioning BSA to lift ban so both can be Eagle Scouts

Lucien Tessier, 20, and Pascal Tessier, 16, of Kensington, Maryland, are openly gay brothers

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April 19, 2013

Boy Scouts of America moves to maintain ban on gay and lesbian parents and adults

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.

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8-year-old Frank sends handwritten letter to Boy Scouts in support of inclusion

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.

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February 6, 2013

Religion News Summary: More Boy Scouts, A Gay, Jewish Kids' Book, and the National Prayer Breakfast

This week's Religion News Summary showcases the Boy Scouts again, and the amazing religious support LGBTQ scouts, leaders and families have received.

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VIDEO: CNN's Baldwin and Berman hold Richard Land accountable for Boy Scouts Claims

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
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