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After The Boy Scouts Taught This Man 'How To Be Gay,' He Created A New Series

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A new web series aims to put a creative spin on the controversy surrounding the Boy Scouts of America's stance on gay participants and other issues. ...

A Look Back At Some Of The Week's Biggest LGBT News Stories

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Each week HuffPost Gay Voices and HuffPost Live takes a look back at some of the biggest queer news stories from the past week. Check back every Frida...

Major Online Retailer Under Fire For Helping To Fund Anti-Gay Boy Scouts

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

If you're a member or ally of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, you may want to think twice before shopping with this onlin...

A Look Back At Some Of The Week's Biggest LGBT News Stories

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Each week HuffPost Gay Voices and HuffPost Live will take a look back at some of the biggest queer news stories from the past week. Check back every F...

Boy Scouts Sever Ties With Seattle Church Over Openly Gay Scoutmaster

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) have revoked the charter of Seattle's Rainier Beach United Methodist Church after the parish made headlines for standi...

Gay Teen Uses Boy Scouts to Help Gay Community (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | Posted 04.16.2014 | Queer Voices
Nathan Manske

2014-04-17-20140416EricSnydersmall.jpgAs a sophomore in high school, Eric Snyder was about to come out. But then he realized the Boy Scouts had a discriminatory policy against gay and bisexual scouts, forcing him to remain in the closet. Even though Eric couldn't be openly gay, he decided that his Eagle Scout project would be.

Church Vows To Stand Behind Ousted Gay Boy Scout Troop Leader

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Officials at a church in Washington state have vowed to stand behind a member who was recently banned from serving as the leader of a local Boy Scout ...

Scout Group Official Won't 'Tolerate' Gays Because They Are 'Intolerant"

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The founder of a controversial anti-gay scouting alternative to the Boy Scouts of America said his youth group will not "tolerate" openly gay members....

Boy Scouts Opens Up To Gay Youth, But 'Change Won't Happen Overnight'

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

By Marice Richter DALLAS, Dec 31 (Reuters) - The Boy Scouts of America will allow openly gay scouts for the first time as of Jan. 1, w...

Know Your LGBT History: First Spirit Day And 3 Other Queer Events That Happened On Oct. 20

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

In conjunction with the celebration of October as LGBT History Month, The Huffington Post will be providing you with "Know Your LGBT History" updates!...

Boy Scouts To Allow Gay Youths

The Associated Press | By DAVID CRARY and NOMAAN MERCHANT | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The Boy Scouts of America have reportedly voted 61-38 to allow gay Scouts. According to multiple media sources, the scouting organization has chos...

WATCH: Gay Teen Gets Kicked Out Of Boy Scouts After Coming Out

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Amateur footage that reportedly shows a gay teen being kicked out of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) after he came out to a scouting official is makin...

Gay Activists Rally Ahead Of Boy Scouts' Ban Vote

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

By Marice Richter GRAPEVINE, Texas, May 22 (Reuters) - Gay rights activists and members of conservative groups gathered in the Texas t...

Boy Scout Troop Will Allow Gays

East Hampton Patch | Paul Petrone | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

MILFORD, CT - The Boy Scouts of America's Connecticut Yankee Council, which runs camps in several towns and has members from dozens more communities, ...

Another Glitch in Boy Scouts' Proposed Gay Policy

Win Bassett | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Win Bassett

Most of the conversation has focused on the double standard of refusing membership to openly homosexual adults as leaders. However, there hasn't been any discussion about another qualifier in the proposed language -- "alone."

Dear Boy Scouts, Being Straight Doesn't Make You 'Morally Straight'!

Jennifer Tyrrell | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jennifer Tyrrell

The Boy Scouts of America tries to pretend that LGBT people aren't morally straight. That's the entire basis for keeping us out of scouting. Well, I have news for them: There's a long list of straight people who've been involved in scouting who are not morally straight.

LOOK: Right-Wing Pundit Links Gays With Pedophiles In Boy Scout Illustration

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A controversial Christian radio host summed up his stance on the Boy Scouts of America's controversial anti-gay policy with a single image. The Li...

Boy Scouts Resolution: Still Hurtful and Harmful

Jennifer Tyrrell | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jennifer Tyrrell

The BSA knows that its latest proposal is simply not good enough. Discrimination is never OK! The fact that the BSA has the legal right to deny LGBT people membership doesn't mean that it is morally right.

How Boy Scout Bigotry Affected My Family

Rob Watson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rob Watson

I felt violated, because the spirit of Boy Scout bigotry had descended on my home, forcing me to explain to my son that I am not as universally loved as he supposed. This is a state of affairs that my sons had been blissfully unaware of... until now.

The Boy Scouts: Still Anti-Gay And Sending A Dangerous Message To Youth

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

So a boy can come out as gay, be a great scout and be accepted by the organization but not even think about being a scoutmaster as an adult? And how can a gay scout feel that he is not stigmatized by the Boy Scouts of America when the organization is still discriminating against gay adults?

'Discreet' Gay Boy Scouts Are Already Allowed, So Don't Change National Policy, Group Claims

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) aren't slated to make a decision regarding their controversial policy on gay participants until May, but that hasn't s...

Harbingers Of Change: Madonna, The Boy Scouts And James Dale

Michael Anthony Fernandez | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michael Anthony Fernandez

James was an Eagle Scout and Scoutmaster who was kicked out of the Boy Scouts in 1990 for being openly gay, so I thought it important to get his point of view on Madonna's statements at the GLAAD Media Awards and where we stand as a community in this potentially historic moment.

Boy Scouts, Dump Your 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Policy (Part 2): The Exclusion Of Gays

Tom Carpenter | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Tom Carpenter

With the 2000 Supreme Court decision in Boy Scouts of America v. Dale, it would seem that the issue of gays in the Boy Scouts was finally settled. So why did the National Executive Board revisit the policy in 2012 and float a trial balloon in 2013?

The Boy Scouts Made Me Gay

Frank Bua | Posted 04.29.2013 | Comedy
Frank Bua

Scouting has provided such an impressive forum for young men to come to terms with their sexual identity that one is left to wonder whether the Boy Scouts are in fact an agent of Sodom, promoting the homosexual agenda with greater fervor than a Broadway Cruise to South Beach.

Boy Scouts, Dump Your 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Policy (Part 1): A History Of Racial Segregation

Tom Carpenter | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Tom Carpenter

On Jan. 28 the Boy Scouts of America announced that it would consider giving local troops the right to determine if they would allow openly gay members and leaders, a halfway measure reminiscent of the approach that the BSA used when it confronted membership of people of color.