Boy Scouts

April 26, 2013

VIDEO: Filmmaker Todd Bieber Helps Scouts Create and Film Earn Merit Badges, Teaches Acceptance

Filmmaker and Eagle Scout Todd Bieber is among the many people recently fighting for the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) to drop their anti-gay ban. With help from fellow filmmakers from The Onion and The Late Show, Bieber helped a troop of Scouts earn their Cinematography Merit Badge by working with them to produce a short film entitled "Attack of the Evil Mutant Scouts."

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April 26, 2013

Mormon Church Endorses Scouts Plans to Include Gay Youth but not Adults

The LDS Church announced on Thursday that it would officially endorse The Boy Scouts of America's (BSA) recent proposal to change their anti-gay policies and allow gay youth members, but not adults, to join the organization.

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April 25, 2013

Jennifer Tyrrell and the NOH8 Campaign urge Boy Scouts to end anti-gay ban

The NOH8 campaign has announced its plans to work with Jennifer Tyrrell, Ohio mom and ousted openly gay pack leader, on a new campaign. The NOH8 campaign is offering complimentary NOH8 photos to any Scout for equality who attends any upcoming NOH8 photo shoots in uniform and with a Scout ID to show their support for gay Scouts.

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April 25, 2013

Scouts For Equality Launches Leader Video Series

Scouts for Equality (SFE) is launching a series of videos discussing why it is so crucial for the Boy Scouts to work towards a full inclusion policy and drop their anti-gay ban. Their first video features Zach Wahls discussing his experiences as a scout with two moms.

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April 25, 2013

Ohio mom Jennifer Tyrrell, GLAAD and 60,000 others urge Boy Scouts to drop ban on gay Scouts and parents

Jennifer Tyrrell, together with GLAAD and Scouts For Equality, today launched a new petition to urge the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) to completely lift its anti-gay ban on both youth members and adult employees and volunteers.
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April 23, 2013

LA Boy Scouts support adult gay members

The Boy Scouts of America's (BSA) proposal to appease critics of its longstanding anti-gay ban, admitting gay youth but not gay adults, is a bad solution says David Meshulam, president of the Los Angeles Area Council for the BSA.

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VIDEO: Drew Barrymore Hosts the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards and Shares Her Hopes for LGBT Families

Actress, producer, director and former GLAAD Vanguard Award honoree Drew Barrymore hosted the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles on Saturday.

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April 22, 2013

Zach Wahls appears on CNN to debate against Boy Scouts anti-gay policies

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April 19, 2013

Boy Scouts of America moves to maintain ban on gay and lesbian parents and adults

Today, the BSA released proposed language for a revised Membership Standards Resolution, which, if approved, would open Scouting to openly gay youth but would maintain the organization's ban on participation by gay and lesbian mothers, fathers and adutls.

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April 16, 2013

Ousted gay Boy Scout leader to deliver 64,000 petition signatures to United Way

Kentucky father Greg Bourke, who was forced out of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) for being gay, plans to deliver more than 64,000 Change.org petition signatures to the United Way urging the organization to withhold financial support from the Scouts.
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