Boy Scouts

October 2, 2012

Join Zach Wahls in Telling UPS to Stop Funding Anti-Gay Boy Scouts

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.

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Local Girl Scouts Troop Supports Kentucky Dad as Boy Scouts of America Kick Him Out for Being Gay

A new petition campaign on Change.org with more than 2,000 signatures is urging the Boy Scouts' Kentucky-based Lincoln Heritage Council to reject the national organization's discriminatory ban on gay scouts and leaders, and to reinstate a local gay Boy Scouts leader.

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Video: Eagle Scout and Scouts for Equality founder Zach Wahls gives moving speech to DNC

Scouts for Equality founder Zach Wahls on Thursday gave a moving speech to the Democratic National Convention about his experience growing up with two moms.

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Local California Boy Scouts Troop 'Open To All Boys And Families'

A California Cub Scouts troop opposes Boy Scouts of America's discriminatory ban on gay scouts and LGBT leaders, saying it will ignore the anti-gay messages sent by the national organization.

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70K signatures delivered by fired gay scout leader - and employees who resigned in protest - to California Scout Council

This week, former Camp Winton Program Director Alex Hayes and 22-year-old gay Eagle Scout Tim Griffin delivered more than 70,000 signatures to the Golden Empire Boy Scouts Council urging the council to reinstate Griffin and reject the Boy Scouts' policy banning gay scouts and leaders.

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August 16, 2012

Help support Jennifer Tyrrell and her family!

Help support Jennifer Tyrrell fund her campaign against the Boy Scouts' anti-gay policies!
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Obama opposes Boy Scouts' anti-gay policies and another Eagle Scout returns his medal

Following the announcement that President Obama opposes discrimination in the Boy Scouts of America, Aaron Becker penned a piece penned a piece for the Daily Beast explaining why he is returning his Eagle Scout medal.

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August 8, 2012

President Obama announces opposition Boy Scouts' ban on gay scouts and scout leaders

As pressure grows for the Boy Scouts to end their ban on gay scouts and leaders, a spokesperson for President Obama announced that the President opposes the Boy Scouts of America's policy of discrimination, joining Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

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August 4, 2012

Mitt Romney Stands by 1994 Statement Supporting the End to the Boy Scouts' Ban on Gay Americans

GLAAD was first to release video footage from 1994 of Presidential candidate Mitt Romney saying: "I support the right of the Boy Scouts of America to decide what it wants to do on that issue. I feel that all people should be able to participate in the Boy Scouts regardless of their sexual orientation." According to an Associated Press article that ran today, Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul confirmed that “this remains Romney’s position today.”
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Ten Scouts resign in show of support for fired gay staffer

Ten staffers at a California Boy Scouts camp have resigned in a show of support for fellow staffer and Eagle Scout Tim Griffin, who was fired last week because he’s gay. Griffin had served at the camp for eight years.

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