Parenting magazine named Ohio mom Jennifer Tyrrell among the 'Best Parents of 2012' and recognizes her work to end the Boy Scouts's discriminatory ban on gay scouts and LGBT leaders.
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.
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.
Rejected Boy Scout Ryan Andreson to go purple with #SpiritDay Ambassadors Zach Wahls and Jennifer Tyrrell
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
Boy Scouts of America
Attn: Paul Tucker, President
Dear Mr. Tucker:
Unprecedented Pressure on Boy Scouts to Lift Gay Ban Continues Growing; Jennifer Tyrrell, Eagle Scout Ryan speak out as Massachusetts pack denounces policy
On Saturday, September 29, 2012 in Gainesville, Florida, a group of Eagle Scouts and their families marched with supp