Jennifer Tyrrell

July 17, 2012

Eagle Scout Loses Job for Being Gay as Another Board Member Commits to Ending the Ban

As Boy Scouts of America officials state that they plan to uphold the discriminatory ban on gay scouts and gay scout leaders, many Americans including current scouts are continuing to take action.

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Orange County Youth Speak Out to Support Seth's Law Against LGBT Bullying

On July 1, Seth’s Law (AB9) and AB1156 became a reality and California schools are now required to enact anti-bullying policies. Some young adults in Orange County are making sure that teens feel empowered to cite these laws if they experience bullying or discrimination. And they have some famous friends helping them including Betty DeGeneres, Ellen’s mom.
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June 28, 2012

Over 300,000 Americans Support End to Boy Scouts of America's Ban on Gay Americans

Only two months ago Jennifer contacted GLAAD to help share her story and work to end the Boy Scouts of America's ban on gay scouts and gay scout leaders. She also started a Change.org petition to rally support and today the petition has reached over 300,000 signatures.
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Ohio Mom Responds to Chuck Norris' Anti-Gay Post; Mitt Romney Supports Ending Ban on Gay Scouts

Yesterday Chuck Norris, the 72-year-old former star of "Walker, Texas Ranger," wrote an anti-gay post criticizing James Turley, a member of the Boy Scouts of America's governing board and CEO of Ernst & Young, who has vowed to "work from within" to change the organization's policy of excluding gay scouts and scout leaders.

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Photos: TV icon George Takei joins Jennifer Tyrrell, local Boy Scouts at #NYCPride

TV icon and former Boy Scout George Takei joined Jennifer Tyrrell -- the Ohio mom ousted as leader of her son's Boy Scouts troop because she's gay -- as well as GLAAD and local scouts at the 43rd Annual NYC Pride March earlier today in Manhattan.

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Corporate America Giants Support LGBT Equality, CNBC Reports

CNBC has a great story on how the CEOS of AT&T and the accounting firm Ernst & Young have taken public stances in support equality for people in the LGBT community in recent months. James S. Turley, CEO and Chairman of the latter business, has promised to work with the Boy Scouts of America, as a current board member, to repeal their anti-inclusive policies against LGBT participants.
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Video: Eagle Scout renounces rank in opposition to anti-gay ban

MSBNC’s Thomas Roberts today featured former Eagle Scout Naka Nathaniel, who recently renounced his rank until the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) ends its ban on gay scouts and LGBT leaders.
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George Takei to take stand against Scouts' anti-gay ban with GLAAD, Jennifer Tyrrell at NYC Pride

TV icon George Takei will join Ohio mom Jennifer Tyrrell and GLAAD at the NYC Pride Pride march this Sunday in a stand against the Boy Scouts' anti-gay policies, NY Daily News' Carson Griffith exclusively reported today.
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June 12, 2012

CEO of Ernst & Young and Boy Scouts Board Member supports ending ban on gay scouts and scout leaders

James Turley, the Global Chairman & CEO of Ernst & Young who is also a Board member of the Boy Scouts of America, issued a statement in which he disagrees with the ban on gay scouts and scout leaders and supports a proposed resolution to end the ban.

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