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May 21, 2013

VIDEO: Exclusive hidden camera footage of Eric Jones being kicked out of Boy Scouts for being gay

Thanks to newly-released hidden camera footage, now all Americans can watch the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) fire Eric

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May 21, 2013

Catholic Church sees "hopeful future" for Boy Scouts if gays included

The Catholic Church, in a letter to Scouts for Equality (SFE), states that it is "hopeful" about the future of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) even if it votes to include openly gay scouts later this week.

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May 21, 2013

Time Magazine provides extensive background on Boy Scouts vote

Time Magazine published an article covering Thursday's vote within the Boy Scouts of America to drop their ban on gay members. The reporter, Elizabeth Dias, covered the work of both pro- and anti-gay organizations, including the work of GLAAD, Change.org, and Scouts for Equality (SFE).

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May 20, 2013

Connecticut Yankee Council opens Scouting to gay youth and adults

The Connecticut Yankee Council of the Boy Scouts of America has announced that it will open to gay youth and adults.

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May 17, 2013

Discover, issuer of Boy Scouts promotional credit/debit cards, speaks out on equality

Discover Financial Services -- operator of the third-largest credit card brand in the United States, Discover Card – issued a statement after GLAAD spoke with the company regarding the Boy Scouts of America Discover Prepaid Card.

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May 17, 2013

Earn the 'I support equality in Scouting' badge!

Help GLAAD keep the pressure high and bring equality to the Boy Scouts once and for all. Donate $5 or more right now, and you'll receive GLAAD's 'I Support Equality in Scouting' merit badge.

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May 17, 2013

Scouts for Equality requesting essays by gay Boy Scouts

Scouts for Equality (SFE) is requesting essays from anonymous gay Boy Scouts to be read at the Equal Scouting Summit in Grapevine, TX during the Boy Scouts of America’s National Annual Meeting.

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May 16, 2013

Meet the extremists fighting to keep discrimination in the Boy Scouts

GLAAD released quotes from many of the most prominent figures arguing in the public sphere against allowing gay teens and parents to participate in the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), exposing the true motivation behind their efforts: anti-gay animus.

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Video: Parents speak out against Boy Scouts' ban at the #glaadawards in SF

Eric Andresen, whose son Ryan was denied the rank of Eagle Scout becuase he's gay, spoke out against the Boy Scouts of America's ban on gay members at the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in San Francisco on Saturday.

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May 14, 2013

God Bless America Fund witholding donations from Boy Scouts

The God Bless America Fund, which owns the rights and therefore the royalties to the famous patriotic song of the same name, has announced it's decision to withhold funding from the Greater New York Council of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) due to the organization's ban on gay youth and leaders.

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