Boy Scouts

July 17, 2012

Eagle Scout Loses Job for Being Gay as Another Board Member Commits to Ending the Ban

As Boy Scouts of America officials state that they plan to uphold the discriminatory ban on gay scouts and gay scout leaders, many Americans including current scouts are continuing to take action.

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Photos: TV icon George Takei joins Jennifer Tyrrell, local Boy Scouts at #NYCPride

TV icon and former Boy Scout George Takei joined Jennifer Tyrrell -- the Ohio mom ousted as leader of her son's Boy Scouts troop because she's gay -- as well as GLAAD and local scouts at the 43rd Annual NYC Pride March earlier today in Manhattan.

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Video: Eagle Scout renounces rank in opposition to anti-gay ban

MSBNC’s Thomas Roberts today featured former Eagle Scout Naka Nathaniel, who recently renounced his rank until the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) ends its ban on gay scouts and LGBT leaders.
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George Takei to take stand against Scouts' anti-gay ban with GLAAD, Jennifer Tyrrell at NYC Pride

TV icon George Takei will join Ohio mom Jennifer Tyrrell and GLAAD at the NYC Pride Pride march this Sunday in a stand against the Boy Scouts' anti-gay policies, NY Daily News' Carson Griffith exclusively reported today.
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June 12, 2012

CEO of Ernst & Young and Boy Scouts Board Member supports ending ban on gay scouts and scout leaders

James Turley, the Global Chairman & CEO of Ernst & Young who is also a Board member of the Boy Scouts of America, issued a statement in which he disagrees with the ban on gay scouts and scout leaders and supports a proposed resolution to end the ban.

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June 7, 2012

Pushing Boy Scouts Toward Inclusiveness

Jennifer Tyrrell was kicked out of her son’s Boy Scout troop under the BSA's blanket ban on gay people being affiliated with the organization, either as scouts or leaders. Yesterday, the BSA announced that it would be "considering" a resolution at next year's annual business meeting that would reverse this ban.
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Zach Wahls delivers 275,000 signatures to Boy Scouts calling for end to anti-gay policies

Outspoken advocate, author and Eagle Scout, Zach Wahls, today delivered more than 275,000 signatures to the Boy Scouts of America, calling on the group to end its long history of anti-gay discrimination and reinstate Ohio mom Jennifer Tyrrell.
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