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Equality made historic strides in 2012, and GLAAD was there every step of the way.
Scouts for Equality founder, Zach Wahls, has launched a Change.org petition calling on Verizon to stop donating to the Boy Scouts until the BSA ends its policy banning gay scouts and leaders. Companies included Intel and UPS have already dropped their financial support of the BSA because of the discriminatory policy.
Ryan Andresen, the 18-year-old who was expelled from his local Boy Scout troop due to his sexual orientation, is scheduled to be honored by the California Assembly.
A conservative Jewish day school in West Orange, New Jersey has announced that it will not renew its Boy Scout charter for 2013 because of the national Scouting organization’s policy banning gay and lesbian scouts and scout leaders, New Jersey Jewish News reports.
Ryan Andresen was removed from the Boy Scouts due to his sexual orientation. The Mr. Diablo-Silverado Boy Scout Council stands by their policy of removing gay, Boy Scouts. Ryan's mother, Karen Andresen started the petition which now has over 400,00 signatures.
Spirit Day Ambassadors Zach Wahls and Jennifer Tyrrell have both spoken out in support of Ryan Andreson, whose application for Eagle Scout was rejected by the Boy Scouts of America simply because he’s gay.
Ohio River Valley Council
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Attn: Paul Tucker, President
Today, Ohio mom Jennifer Tyrrell, who was kicked out of her son's Boy Scout troop for being gay in April of this year, called on Americans to support those Boy Scout troops who have stated that they welcome all Scouts and families, despite the discriminatory stance of the Boy Scouts of America.
On Saturday, September 29, 2012 in Gainesville, Florida, a group of Eagle Scouts and their families marched with supp
Eagle Scout, author and LGBT ally Zach Wahls has launched a petition on Change.org calling for UPS to stop funding the Boy Scouts of America in light of the organization’s anti-gay policy.