Jennifer Tyrrell

March 19, 2013

Video: Ohio mom Jennifer Tyrrell, Madonna speak out against Scouts Ban at #glaadawards

Ohio mom Jennifer Tyrrell has been fighting to get the Boy Scouts of America to revoke its ban on LGBT members since she was kicked out as the leader of her son's pack. She spoke at the GLAAD Media Awards in New York City on Saturday to remind everyone that the fight is not over.
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Jennifer Tyrrell Tells CNN That Boy Scouts Already Know Gay Scouts and Leaders Should Be Included

As the Boy Scouts of America surveys pack leaders about gay scouts, CNN welcomed Ohio mom Jennifer Tyrrell to speak about this latest development and what it means for a possible end to the ban on gay scouts and leaders.
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Boy Scouts of America does not end ban on gay Scouts and leaders; pressure on BSA grows

After more than a week of reports that the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) might consider lifting their national ban on gay Scouts and leaders, the organization’s Board of Directors decided in a closed door meeting today to form a task force to study the issue, and will in the interim keep their discriminatory policy on the books -- preventing openly gay Scouts and Scout leaders from serving openly in the organization.
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U.S. Senators to Boy Scouts: "adopt inclusive membership and leadership policies"

Sens. Sherrod Brown and Jeff Merkley, both of whom are Eagle Scouts, sent a letter to the Boy Scouts of America urging the organization to "to adopt inclusive membership and leadership policies that will allow for all Americans to participate in the Boy Scouts."

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February 4, 2013

Boy Scouts Receive 1.4 Million Signatures Urging End to Discrimination

After initially being rebuffed by security, ousted Boy Scout mom Jennifer Tyrrell, gay Eagle Scout Will Oliver, gay former Scoutmaster Greg Bourke, and Eric Andresen, father of a gay Scout denied his Eagle Award, were able to deliver the more than 1.4 million signatures gathered on behalf of ending the Boy Scouts' ban on gay scouts and leaders.
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PHOTOS: Gay scouts and leaders deliver 1.4 million signatures calling for an end to the Boy Scouts' anti-gay policy

On Monday, gay Boy Scouts and leaders delivered 1.4 million signatures to the headquarters of the Boy Scouts of America urging the organization to end its anti-gay policy.
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February 4, 2013

Jennifer Tyrrell and Other Gay Scouts and Leaders Delivering 1.4 Million Signatures to Boy Scout HQ

On Monday, at 11:00 Central, Boy Scouts of America headquarters in Dallas will get a visit from ousted Boy Scout mom Jennifer Tyrrell, gay Eagle Scout Will Oliver, gay former Scoutmaster Greg Bourke, and Eric Andresen, father of a gay Scout denied his Eagle Award - and they'll be bringing with them the voices of more than a million Americans who want the BSA to end its ban on gay scouts and volunteers.
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National Geographic Channel: Denounce the Boy Scouts of America's anti-gay policy

GLAAD today joined Scouts for Equality and 20 year-old Eagle Scout Will Oliver to call on the National Geographic Channel to denounce the Boy Scouts of America's (BSA) ban on gay scouts and scout leaders.
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Boy Scout brass feign 'tight control' as backlash continues

Executives at the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) are feigning ‘tight control’ of the organization, despite mounting pressure from within their own ranks to end the group’s anti-gay policies.

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