Scouts for Equality

April 22, 2013

Brothers petitioning BSA to lift ban so both can be Eagle Scouts

Lucien Tessier, 20, and Pascal Tessier, 16, of Kensington, Maryland, are openly gay brothers

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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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December 10, 2012

Merck Foundation Suspends Funding to Boy Scouts of America until Ban on Gay Scouts And Leaders Ends

The Merck Foundation became the latest corporate leader to speak out against the Boy Scouts of America’s ban on gay scouts and scout leaders. The Merck Foundation announced that it will suspend all funding to the BSA and will consider funding the organization again when the BSA ends the discriminatory ban.

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Zach Wahls to Verizon: Stop funding Boy Scouts' anti-gay policies

Scouts for Equality founder, Zach Wahls, has launched a Change.org petition calling on Verizon to stop donating to the Boy Scouts until the BSA ends its policy banning gay scouts and leaders. Companies included Intel and UPS have already dropped their financial support of the BSA because of the discriminatory policy.

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NJ school drops Boy Scouts charter over 'egregious' anti-gay ban

A conservative Jewish day school in West Orange, New Jersey has announced that it will not renew its Boy Scout charter for 2013 because of the national Scouting organization’s policy banning gay and lesbian scouts and scout leaders, New Jersey Jewish News reports.
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October 5, 2012

California Mom Speaks Out After Boy Scouts of America Bully Her Son

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Ten Scouts resign in show of support for fired gay staffer

Ten staffers at a California Boy Scouts camp have resigned in a show of support for fellow staffer and Eagle Scout Tim Griffin, who was fired last week because he’s gay. Griffin had served at the camp for eight years.

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