Boy Scouts

Former Defense Secretary, DADT opponent Robert Gates joins Boy Scouts National Board

Former United States Defense Secretary, Dr. Robert M. Gates, has been elected to the National Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), on which he will serve as a member of the executive committee and as the national president-elect.

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In Kentucky, one United Way stops funding Boy Scouts as another considers withdrawing

The United Way of the Bluegrass will not make its usual $96,000 donation to the Boy Scouts of America's Blue Grass Council this year due to the Scouts' continued ban on gay adults, it was reported this week.

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Naming the new, decidedly anti-gay Scouts

Tonight, the group that is working to create an explicitly anti-gay version of the Boy Scouts unveils its new moniker. Let's think of some fun possibilities.

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July 29, 2013

Snapshots of our work: Trans representation, ENDA info, HIV discrimination

Wonder what we’re up to at GLAAD? Be sure to check out GLAAD's Blog each week for updates about our latest work to build support for LGBT equality through news, entertainment and online media.

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Tell the whole story: churches ready to support abandoned Boy Scout Troops

When a church kicks out a Boy Scout troop because the organization will allow gay boys to join, there are many lining up to welcome the troop. That's the trend, but it's rarely the whole story.

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July 19, 2013

Boy Scout Jamboree performers 3 Doors Down need to take action on the BSA ban on gay adults

It was just announced that rock band 3 Doors Down will be performing at the 2013 National Scout Jamboree tomorrow according to the Associated Press. The band is stepping in following withdrawals from Train and Carly Rae Jepsen as a result of a campaign launched by GLAAD and Eagle Scout Derek Nance, who started a Change.org petition which received over 60,000 signatures. The Change.org petition asked them to not perform until the Boy Scouts of America adopt a national non-discrimination policy that would end the BSA's practice of ejecting gay young people and adults.

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July 19, 2013

Father Peter Daly: The Catholic Church should support Boy Scouts' LGBT inclusion

Father Peter Daly, a The National Catholic Reporter columnist, published an op-ed praising the recent decision by the Boy Scouts of America to include gay youth. Father Daly, a pastor and former Scout, outlines why it is in the Church's and BSA's best interests to support inclusion for all Scouts.

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July 19, 2013

Boy Scouts official: Gay Scouts welcome at Jamboree

Gay Boy Scouts are apparently welcome at the National Scout Jamboree, Boy Scouts of America's (BSA) Jamboree director, Larry Pritchard, confirmed to the West Virginia Gazette on Thursday.

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