George Takei last-hour support sends inclusive Boy Scouts series over Indiegogo goal

George Takie lent his support to Camp Abercorn's Indiegogo campaign, helping it reach its goal during the campaign's last hour. Camp Abercorn will shine a light on the experience of being part of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), and reflect on the BSA's policies on LGBT exclusion. The independent web series will follow the staff at a fictional summer camp for the Compass Guides of America, an organization mirroring the BSA.

All it took was some last-hours communication from the former Mr. Sulu to light the campfire for Camp Abercorn, a web-based video series about gay scouts that was trying to raise $100,000 on Indiegogo. The fundraising campaign was falling short of its goal with a deadline just a few hours away on Friday when Takei weighed in:

“The filmmaker – a gay Eagle Scout – shines light on the Boy Scouts of America, both what it stands for, and the controversies it still faces,” Takei wrote on his Facebook page, which has 7.4 million likes. “As a former Boy Scout myself, it pains me deeply that the BSA still boots out gay scouts when they turn 18. This web series will help educate and inform, as well as entertain. That gets a big thumbs up from me. Let’s make this happen.”

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