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Tonight's episode of NBC's GLAAD Media Award-nominated comedy The New Normal will see former Eagle Scout David (Justin Bartha) and his fiancée Bryan (Andrew Rannells) taking on the Boy Scouts of America's (BSA) ban on gay scouts and scout leaders. Bartha did a special Ask Me Anything with Redditt today where he answered a question from GLAAD about the BSA ban.
Tomorrow night's episode of NBC's GLAAD Media Award-nominated comedy The New Normal will see former Eagle Scout David (Justin Bartha) and his fiancée Bryan (Andrew Rannells) taking on the Boy Scouts of America's ban on gay scouts and scout leaders.
The Mt. Diablo Silverado Council of the Boy Scouts of America is urging the organization to adopt a non-discrimination policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation after first rejecting a gay Scout's Eagle award application in 2012. The Council becomes the first in the nation to publicly urge the BSA to end its ban on gay members.
As the Boy Scouts of America surveys pack leaders about gay scouts, CNN welcomed Ohio mom Jennifer Tyrrell to speak about this latest development and what it means for a possible end to the ban on gay scouts and leaders.
This morning, representatives from National Geographic Channel met with GLAAD and gay Eagle Scout Will Oliver, following the delivery of more than 120,000 Change.org petition signatures calling on the network to speak out against the Boy Scout's ban on gay scouts and scout leaders.
Representatives from National Geographic Channel met with GLAAD and gay Eagle Scout Will Oliver this morning, following the delivery of over 120,000 Change.org petition signatures, calling on the network to denounce the Boy Scouts' ban on gay scouts and scout leaders.
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.
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.
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.
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.