Generations of past and present Boy Scouts — celebrating new LGBT inclusion in the organization and demanding an end to the ban on out adult leaders — led the march through Manhattan.
Robert Gates said Friday that he was “prepared to go further than the decision that was made” last year to exclude gay scoutmasters.
The Boy Scouts of America’s longstanding ban on out gay scouts ends Jan. 1, ushering in a new era for some members like Pascal Tessier, who will be able to earn Eagle Scout level. Activists call the change a “step forward,” and vow to keep fighting.
The three men, who were thrilled that they had “modified” Goblin Valley, may face felony charges.
Wearing a uniform in a pride parade or even a flag ceremony at a pride event is a “violation of the Scout Oath and Scout Law,” official says. Advocates called the application of the “longstanding” policy uneven, citing candidates’ events and other parades.
“I know I’m concerned about it and did not think it was an appropriate step,” Rep. Mike McIntyre said.
Accepting gay Boy Scouts, but only until they turn 18, isn’t acceptance at all.
“I wish you hadn’t told me that.”
In a video released today, the plaintiff in Dale vs. Boy Scouts of America shares his story. The Boy Scouts’ National Council could end the ban this week.
The Boy Scouts of America today announced an end to its long-standing ban on openly gay members, but the organization’s board must still vote in May on whether to ratify the resolution. Some call it an intentional “news dump.”
National Geographic rebuffed Will Oliver’s request to add a disclaimer about Boy Scouts’ ban on gay members to the start of its new show “Are You Tough Enough To Be A Scout?” Instead, they offered him space to write a blog post on the show’s website.
*Chills* This is perfect.
Shim Scouts, people. Shim Scouts!
“That’s something the Boy Scouts will decide,” says Rep. Tom Cole. And Bachmann is “just not doing any interviews, so thanks.”
These are all off-limits until the leadership of the BSA makes up their minds three months from now. It ain’t all knots and secret handshakes.
These heroes have been beating the drum against the BSA’s anti-gay policies. Let’s hope their work will be recognized this week.
“We don’t believe anyone should be denied the opportunity to participate in the amazing and important experience that is Scouting,” Sens. Jeff Merkley and Sherrod Brown write.
They dropped off 1.4 million signatures of those who want the BSA to drop its national ban on gay Scouts and leaders.
Before the Super Bowl, Obama says he won’t push for another increase to tax rates.
The Ninth Circuit rules that San Diego can offer leases to the Boy Scouts of America despite the group’s ban on gay and atheist members. Lesbian and agnostic couples brought the lawsuit.
These Scouts penned open letters to the Boy Scouts of America to explain why they can no longer be affiliated with an organization they dedicated years of their childhood to be a part of.
17-year-old Ryan Andresen is another victim of Boy Scouts of America’s controversial anti-gay policy. “It was by far the biggest goal of my life. It’s totally devastating.”
Last week, the Boy Scouts of America announced that after completing a 2 year study, they would be upholding their ban on gays. Damn straight. Makes sense to me. Here’s why.
As a former Cub Scout (for one month), I approve.
The Boy Scouts of America have finally given up on the whole nature thing and accepted that scouting of the future will be virtual. At 26, am I too old to join? I could totally get this badge, also, the pr0n badge.