Jennifer Tyrrell

June 7, 2012

Pushing Boy Scouts Toward Inclusiveness

Jennifer Tyrrell was kicked out of her son’s Boy Scout troop under the BSA's blanket ban on gay people being affiliated with the organization, either as scouts or leaders. Yesterday, the BSA announced that it would be "considering" a resolution at next year's annual business meeting that would reverse this ban.
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Zach Wahls delivers 275,000 signatures to Boy Scouts calling for end to anti-gay policies

Outspoken advocate, author and Eagle Scout, Zach Wahls, today delivered more than 275,000 signatures to the Boy Scouts of America, calling on the group to end its long history of anti-gay discrimination and reinstate Ohio mom Jennifer Tyrrell.
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May 29, 2012

Kat Graham Shows Support for Gay Mom Ousted as Boy Scouts Leader on The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Today singer and star of the CW’s Vampire Diaries Kat Graham dedicated her performance of “Put Your Graffiti On Me” on The Ellen DeGeneres Show to Jennifer Tyrrell, a mother of four from Bridgeport, Ohio who was ousted from the Boy Scouts of America last month because she is gay.
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May 11, 2012

More Celebs Tweet Out Support for Ousted Boy Scout Mom, Jennifer Tyrrell

Following yesterday's show of support for ousted Boy Scout mom Jennifer Tyrrell, more celebrities have joined the call for the Boy Scouts of America to end their ban on gay scouts and scout leaders, including Ricky Martin, Wendi McLendon Covey, Perez Hilton, Rita Wilson, Kelly Osbourne, Lisa Lampanelli, and Darryl Stephens.
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California legislators urge Scouts to be more inclusive

California lawmakers on Tuesday nixed a resolution that would honor the Boy Scouts, instead opting for a measure pushing the org to adopt more LGBT-friendly policies.

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Video: Ousted scouts mom Jennifer Tyrrell on HLN's Dr. Drew

Jennifer Tyrrell, the Ohio mom ousted as leader of her 7-year-old son’s Boy Scouts troop because she’s gay, spoke with HLN’s Dr. Drew Pinsky last night, sharing her story and taking calls from viewers.

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Boy Scouts of America Board Member resigns in support of gay Ohio mom

Board member of the Ohio River Valley Council of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), David J. Sims, announced his resignation on Friday in support of Jennifer Tyrrell, the Ohio mother who ousted a scout leader of her 7-year-old son's Boy Scouts troop because she's gay.

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