Boy Scouts

Eagle Scout Will Oliver, GLAAD deliver 120,000 Change.org petition signatures to National Geographic

GLAAD joined gay Eagle Scout Will Oliver to deliver more than 120,000 Change.org petition signatures to National Geographic Channel headquarters in Washington, D.C. this morning, calling on the network to denounce the Boy Scouts' ban on gay scouts and scout leaders. Tonight, National Geographic Channel will premiere its new reality series, Are You Tougher than a Boy Scout?, in partnership with the Boy Scouts of America (BSA).

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Breaking: Train to perform at Scout Jamboree only if Boy Scouts end gay ban

Just hours after GLAAD joined Eagle Scout Derek Nance to call on musicians Carly Rae Jepsen and Train to denounce the Boy Scouts' ban on gay scouts and scout leaders, Train has responded.

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Documents reveal close ties between National Geographic Channel, Boy Scouts

This coming Monday, National Geographic Channel will debut its new reality series, "Are You Tougher than a Boy Scout?" Documents, uncovered by GLAAD, reveal that the new show is actually a commercial for one of the most anti-gay organizations in the country, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA).

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February 27, 2013

Religion News Summary: Even more news on the Pope's Resignation

The Vatican has denied rumors that Pope Benedict XVI's resignation was influenced by a "Gay Lobby" or network of gay bishops. Tim Tebow opted not to visit an anti-LGBT church in Dallas, Texas. A Southern Baptist Church wants to uphold the ban on gay Boy Scouts, but many Jews feel differently.

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Take action: Tell United Way to denounce Boy Scouts' anti-gay ban

A dad from Kentucky has launched a new Change.org petition calling on United Way to denounce the Boy Scouts' ban on gay scouts and leaders. Greg Bourke, who has two kids with his partner of over 30 years, was ousted as leader of his son's Boy Scouts pack in 2012 because he's gay.
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PHOTOS: Gay scouts and leaders deliver 1.4 million signatures calling for an end to the Boy Scouts' anti-gay policy

On Monday, gay Boy Scouts and leaders delivered 1.4 million signatures to the headquarters of the Boy Scouts of America urging the organization to end its anti-gay policy.
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February 4, 2013

Presbyterian clergy call for end to ban on gay scouts

Clergy from the Presbyterian Church (USA) are joining the United Church of Christ and United Methodist Church in calling on the Boy Scouts of America to end their ban on gay scouts and leaders.

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January 31, 2013

Send a message to the Boy Scouts before it's too late

It's been nearly a year since GLAAD first called on the Boy Scouts to end the ban on gay scouts and leaders.

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