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Less than 48 hours ago, Eagle Scout Zach Wahls, founder of Scouts for Equality, launched a campaign on Change.org supported by GLAAD and signed by more than 30,000 Americans urging Intel to pull funding from the Boy Scouts of America. Today Intel announced that it has stopped funding BSA troops that follow the discriminatory national policy.
GLAAD is joining Scouts for Equality, its founder and Eagle Scout Zach Wahls, as well as thousands of Americans in a Change.org campaign urging Intel Corporation, one of the Boy Scouts of America’s largest corporate donors, to stop funding the BSA until the organization removes its ban on gay scouts and leaders.
A new petition campaign on Change.org with more than 2,000 signatures is urging the Boy Scouts' Kentucky-based Lincoln Heritage Council to reject the national organization's discriminatory ban on gay scouts and leaders, and to reinstate a local gay Boy Scouts leader.
Scouts for Equality founder Zach Wahls on Thursday gave a moving speech to the Democratic National Convention about his experience growing up with two moms.
A California Cub Scouts troop opposes Boy Scouts of America's discriminatory ban on gay scouts and LGBT leaders, saying it will ignore the anti-gay messages sent by the national organization.
This week, former Camp Winton Program Director Alex Hayes and 22-year-old gay Eagle Scout Tim Griffin delivered more than 70,000 signatures to the Golden Empire Boy Scouts Council urging the council to reinstate Griffin and reject the Boy Scouts' policy banning gay scouts and leaders.
Help support Jennifer Tyrrell fund her campaign against the Boy Scouts' anti-gay policies!
Following the announcement that President Obama opposes discrimination in the Boy Scouts of America, Aaron Becker penned a piece penned a piece for the Daily Beast explaining why he is returning his Eagle Scout medal.
As pressure grows for the Boy Scouts to end their ban on gay scouts and leaders, a spokesperson for President Obama announced that the President opposes the Boy Scouts of America's policy of discrimination, joining Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
GLAAD was first to release video footage from 1994 of Presidential candidate Mitt Romney saying: "I support the right of the Boy Scouts of America to decide what it wants to do on that issue. I feel that all people should be able to participate in the Boy Scouts regardless of their sexual orientation." According to an Associated Press article that ran today, Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul confirmed that “this remains Romney’s position today.”