Boy Scouts

April 17, 2013

Gay-inclusive Scouting alternative doubles membership

Navigators USA, a non-discriminatory scouting group, has doubled its size in the last year despite heavily shrinking numbers in the Boy Scouts of America.
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BSA Ban doesn't just prevent LGBT scouts and leaders but sponsors as well

The BSA has denied the application for a boy scout troop that would have had all straight members but been sponsored by the Utah Pride Center.

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America Tunes Out 'Are You Tougher Than a Boy Scout?'

Tonight National Geographic Channel's Are You Tougher Than a Boy Scout? airs back-to-back episodes ending in the season finale. The series' low ratings prove that America will not tune in to the Boy Scouts anti-gay discrimination and is ready to see a change from the Boy Scouts of America (BSA).

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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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GLAAD to Rick Perry: Back off attacks of LGBT people and allies like Madonna

Texas Governor and failed presidential candidate Rick Perry is angry with music legend and LGBT ally Madonna. Why? Because she had the audacity to join the millions of people calling on the Boy Scouts of America to drop their ban on gay scouts and gay 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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VIDEO: Carly Rae Jepsen, Bill Gates Speak Out Against Boy Scouts Anti-Gay Ban

Recording artist Carly Rae Jepsen, who withdrew as headliner of the 2013 National Scout Jamboree following a campaign launched by GLAAD and Eagle Scout Derek Nance, today spoke with MTV News about her decision to drop out of the concert. Bill Gates recounts his time as a Boy Scout but urges the organization to end it's anti-gay ban "because it's 2013."
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Nat Geo asks #AreYouTougher as messages of equality scare them from #ToughScout hashtag

National Geographic Channel has partnered with the Boy Scouts of America to produce a show called "Are You Tougher Than A Boy Scout," despite the BSA's policy that bans gay scouts and leaders.
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Breaking: Carly Rae Jepsen withdraws from Boy Scout Jamboree over anti-gay ban

Recording artist Carly Rae Jepsen announced today that she will withdraw as headliner of the 2013 National Scout Jamboree, following a campaign launched by GLAAD and Eagle Scout Derek Nance, whose Change.org petition calling on the 'Call Me Maybe' star to denounce the Boy Scouts' anti-gay policy has amassed over 62,000 signatures.

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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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