Boy Scouts of America

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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April 16, 2013

Ousted gay Boy Scout leader to deliver 64,000 petition signatures to United Way

Kentucky father Greg Bourke, who was forced out of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) for being gay, plans to deliver more than 64,000 Change.org petition signatures to the United Way urging the organization to withhold financial support from the Scouts.
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March 27, 2013

Madonna Continues to Speak Out on Behalf of the Community, Showing Support for Marriage Equality

Madonna showed her support for gay and lesbian couples as the Supreme Court began hearing oral arguments on two cases about marriage equality.
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Recap: Find Out How Things Turn Out for David and Bryan on The New Normal's Boys Scouts' Ban Episode

Last night's episode of NBC's GLAAD Media Award-nominated comedy The New Normal saw 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.

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The New Normal Takes on Boy Scouts Controversy and Star Justin Bartha Speaks Out Against the Ban

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.
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The New Normal takes on Boy Scouts' ban: "Change is coming"

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.

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Scout Council denounces anti-gay ban after 81% of members call for equality

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.
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Jennifer Tyrrell Tells CNN That Boy Scouts Already Know Gay Scouts and Leaders Should Be Included

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.
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Eagle Scout Will Oliver Publishes Guest Blog on National Geographic Website

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.

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National Geographic Channel meets with GLAAD, Eagle Scout; agrees to publish guest article

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.
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