Boy Scouts of America

Tell Carly Rae Jepsen and Train to speak out against the Boy Scouts' anti-gay policy

GLAAD today joined Boy Scout camp leader Derek Nance to call on musicians Carly Rae Jepsen and Train, headliners at the Boy Scouts of America's (BSA) 2013 National Scout Jamboree, to denounce the BSA's ban on gay scouts and scout leaders.
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February 8, 2013

Majority of Americans support ending the ban on openly gay BSA members

Quinnipiac University released a poll indicating that a majority of Americans believe that the Boy Scouts of America should drop their ban on openly gay members.

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Boy Scouts of America does not end ban on gay Scouts and leaders; pressure on BSA grows

After more than a week of reports that the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) might consider lifting their national ban on gay Scouts and leaders, the organization’s Board of Directors decided in a closed door meeting today to form a task force to study the issue, and will in the interim keep their discriminatory policy on the books -- preventing openly gay Scouts and Scout leaders from serving openly in the organization.
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February 6, 2013

Dozens of Experts Dispel Anti-Gay Activists' Myth About Gay BSA Leaders

After anti-gay activists began claiming that opening the Boy Scouts to openly gay scouts and leaders would put kids in danger, more than 120 experts from the fields of sexual abuse prevention, psychology, psychiatry, child advocacy, faith outreach, education and coaching have co-signed an open letter saying this is not the case.

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Boy Scout Leadership Recognizes Religious Support for Dropping Gay Scout Ban

National Boy Scouts of America (BSA) leadership have communicated to local and regional that some of the biggest religious organizations with the most Boy Scout charters have come out in support of policy change.

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U.S. Senators to Boy Scouts: "adopt inclusive membership and leadership policies"

Sens. Sherrod Brown and Jeff Merkley, both of whom are Eagle Scouts, sent a letter to the Boy Scouts of America urging the organization to "to adopt inclusive membership and leadership policies that will allow for all Americans to participate in the Boy Scouts."

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February 4, 2013

Boy Scouts Receive 1.4 Million Signatures Urging End to Discrimination

After initially being rebuffed by security, ousted Boy Scout mom Jennifer Tyrrell, gay Eagle Scout Will Oliver, gay former Scoutmaster Greg Bourke, and Eric Andresen, father of a gay Scout denied his Eagle Award, were able to deliver the more than 1.4 million signatures gathered on behalf of ending the Boy Scouts' ban on gay scouts and leaders.
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Family Research Council Tries to Co-opt "Scout Sunday" but People of Faith Call for Inclusion

The anti-gay Family Research Council is finding a way to push their radical anti-gay agenda on "Scout Sunday". But the United Church of Christ has plans for the celebration as well!

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January 31, 2013

Send a message to the Boy Scouts before it's too late

It's been nearly a year since GLAAD first called on the Boy Scouts to end the ban on gay scouts and leaders.

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Celebs join millions urging the #BoyScouts to end the ban on gay scouts and leaders

With the Boy Scouts of America considering whether it will end its ban on gay scouts and leaders, celebrities are urging the BSA to choose equality.
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