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Recording artist Carly Rae Jepsen, who withdrew as headliner of the 2013 National Scout Jamboree following a campaign launched by GLAAD and Eagle Scout Derek Nance, today spoke with MTV News about her decision to drop out of the concert. Bill Gates recounts his time as a Boy Scout but urges the organization to end it's anti-gay ban "because it's 2013."
National Geographic Channel has partnered with the Boy Scouts of America to produce a show called "Are You Tougher Than A Boy Scout," despite the BSA's policy that bans gay scouts and leaders.
Recording artist Carly Rae Jepsen announced today that she will withdraw as headliner of the 2013 National Scout Jamboree, following a campaign launched by GLAAD and Eagle Scout Derek Nance, whose Change.org petition calling on the 'Call Me Maybe' star to denounce the Boy Scouts' anti-gay policy has amassed over 62,000 signatures.
Representatives from National Geographic Channel met with GLAAD and gay Eagle Scout Will Oliver this morning, following the delivery of over 120,000 Change.org petition signatures, calling on the network to denounce the Boy Scouts' ban on gay scouts and scout leaders.
GLAAD joined gay Eagle Scout Will Oliver to deliver more than 120,000 Change.org petition signatures to National Geographic Channel headquarters in Washington, D.C. this morning, calling on the network to denounce the Boy Scouts' ban on gay scouts and scout leaders. Tonight, National Geographic Channel will premiere its new reality series, Are You Tougher than a Boy Scout?, in partnership with the Boy Scouts of America (BSA).
Just hours after GLAAD joined Eagle Scout Derek Nance to call on musicians Carly Rae Jepsen and Train to denounce the Boy Scouts' ban on gay scouts and scout leaders, Train has responded.
This coming Monday, National Geographic Channel will debut its new reality series, "Are You Tougher than a Boy Scout?" Documents, uncovered by GLAAD, reveal that the new show is actually a commercial for one of the most anti-gay organizations in the country, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA).
The Vatican has denied rumors that Pope Benedict XVI's resignation was influenced by a "Gay Lobby" or network of gay bishops. Tim Tebow opted not to visit an anti-LGBT church in Dallas, Texas. A Southern Baptist Church wants to uphold the ban on gay Boy Scouts, but many Jews feel differently.
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A dad from Kentucky has launched a new Change.org petition calling on United Way to denounce the Boy Scouts' ban on gay scouts and leaders. Greg Bourke, who has two kids with his partner of over 30 years, was ousted as leader of his son's Boy Scouts pack in 2012 because he's gay.