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Boy Scouts ends ban on gay adults

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) today voted to end its ban on lesbian, gay, and bisexual adult leaders. The historic move comes after GLAAD and Scouts for Equality mounted a years-long media campaign to bring equality to Scouting.

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Boy Scouts President: Continued ban on gay leaders "cannot be sustained"

It was announced today that Robert Gates, the president of the Boy Scouts of America, has urged, in the interest of preserving the BSA's autonomy and longevity, for a revision of the organization's ban on gay adults serving in leadership roles.

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Camp Abercorn web series spotlights room for improvement in Boy Scouts

A new fictional dramatic web series called "Camp Abercorn," currently in the works, will shine a light on the experience of being part of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), and reflect on the BSA's policies on LGBT inclusion.

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Seattle Public Schools to end affiliation with Boy Scouts of America

On Wednesday, members of the Assistant General Council of Seattle Public Schools wrote to Seattle-area Scoutmaster Geoffrey McGrath,ending their affiliation with the BSA.

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NY-area Boy Scouts to lead NYC Pride March in face of anti-gay ban

In a historic first, New York-area Boy Scouts will be among the groups leading 14,000 people down Manhattan's 5th Avenue on Sunday at the 44th Annual NYC Pride March, where they will speak out against the Boy Scouts of America's discriminatory ban on gay adults.

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Southern Poverty Law Center joins GLAAD, Scouts for Equality in urging Amazon to drop support of Boy Scouts

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), a group dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry while seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society, has joined GLAAD and Scouts for Equality in urging Amazon to end its support of the Boy Scouts of America through the company's charitable giving program, AmazonSmile.

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PHOTOS: Amazon receives 125K petitions hand-delivered by LGBT scouts, locals, advocates

Today, GLAAD was on the ground in Seattle with LGBT youth, adults, and local advocates as they delivered more than 125,000 petition signatures to online retail giant Amazon at the company's headquarters in Seattle.

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