Boy Scouts of America

Seattle Mayor writes to Boy Scouts in defense of gay Scoutmaster

Ed Murray, Mayor (D) of Seattle, and the members of Seattle City Council have written a letter in support of Geoff McGrath, leader of a local Boy Scouts troop, whom the national organization wants to oust for being openly gay.

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Church hires attorney to defend gay Scoutmaster, cites violation of religious freedom

Rainier Beach United Methodist Church has hired an attorney to defend Geoff McGrath, a Seattle-based Scoutmaster, who recently had his registration revoked by the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) for being openly gay.

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VIDEO: Despite national policy, gay scoutmaster holds onto position, local support

Geoff McGrath, openly gay Scoutmaster in Seattle, was discharged from his position by the Boy Scouts of America earlier this week for being gay, but his troop and its charter organization are standing by him.
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Snapshots of our work: Trans 100, Boy Scouts, LGBT immigrants, and more

Wonder what we’re up to at GLAAD? Be sure to check out GLAAD's Blog each week for updates about our latest work to build support for LGBT equality through news, entertainment, and online media.

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Walt Disney World says views don't align with Boy Scouts of America, suspends funding

Walt Disney World (WDW) will suspend its funding of Boy Scouts of America (BSA)'s Central Florida Council, reported Scouts for Equality this morning.

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Openly gay Eagle Scout reflects on being "unfit" for BSA leadership

Lucien Tessier and his younger brother, Pascal, have several things in common: they're both gay, dedicated members of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), and determined advocates for equality in scouting. In a recent commentary piece for The Guardian, Lucien reflected on the strides made in the movement for equality in scouting while considering the work that's left to be done.

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Maryland teen becomes first openly gay Boy Scout to earn Eagle rank

Pascal Tessier, 17, became the first-known openly gay Boy Scout to succesfully earn the prestigious rank of 'Eagle' on Monday night, following the Boy Scouts of America's (BSA) new policy that allows gay youth to participate. That policy went into effect on January 1, 2014.

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PHOTOS: Boy Scout mom Jennifer Tyrrell honored by Family Equality Council and visits Universal Studios Hollywood

The Family Equality Council honored LGBT advocate Jennifer Tyrrell over the weekend during its 10th Annual Los Angeles Awards Dinner.

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Snapshots: Google+ Hangout on Utah, interview with The Carrie Diaries' Amy Harris, GLAAD on CNN en Español, and more

Wonder what we’re up to at GLAAD? Be sure to check out GLAAD's Blog each week for updates about our latest work to build support for LGBT equality through news, entertainment and online media.

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