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Boy Scouts Gay Ban

Watch: Bill Gates' Awesome Response To Boy Scout Gay Ban Question

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 03.15.2013 | Gay Voices

Bill Gates, Microsoft co-founder and one of the world's richest men, has a message for the Boy Scouts of America: Lift the gay ban, already. Speak...

Boy Scouts Survey on Homosexuals Crosses The Line

Steve Siebold | Posted 05.15.2013 | Gay Voices
Steve Siebold

It's time we welcome everyone into our society as an equal, and push for equality regardless of sex, race, religion, sexual preference or anything else. Hopefully in May, we can all celebrate when the Boy Scouts make the announcement they are lifting the ban on gays.

Boy Scouts Ask Members For Input On Gay Ban

AP | NIGEL DUARA | Posted 03.13.2013 | Gay Voices

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Faced with a backlash against their ban on gays, the Boy Scouts of America are surveying their members on a potential change in poli...

Boy Scouts, Dump Your 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Policy (Part 3): Be Morally Straight

Tom Carpenter | Posted 05.11.2013 | Gay Voices
Tom Carpenter

Like the military, the Boy Scouts demand integrity and honesty above all. If they choose, scouts and their leaders should not have to hide who they are and be forced to live a lie.

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

Tom Carpenter | Posted 05.04.2013 | Gay 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?

Andy Birkey

Boy Scouts Get Big Boost From Major Companies | Andy Birkey | Posted 03.04.2013 | Politics

One in seven Fortune 500 companies gave to the Boy Scouts Among the corporations that make up the current Fortune 500 -- Fortune magazine’s y...

Evangelical Leader Says Anti-LGBT Advocates Being 'Ostracized' Like KKK

Posted 02.28.2013 | Religion

A man Time magazine once called one of America's most influential evangelicals has claimed that people who disagree with homosexuality are in danger ...

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.

LOOK: 8-Year-Old Writes Adorable Letter Asking Boy Scouts To Allow Gay Participants

Posted 02.27.2013 | Gay Voices

An 8-year-old Cub Scout has penned a poignant letter asking the Boy Scouts of America to allow gay participants. The boy, identified in the letter...

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

Tom Carpenter | Posted 04.27.2013 | Gay 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.

Boy Scouts' Gay Ban Inspires Petition Calling For Organization's Tax Exempt Status To End

Posted 02.21.2013 | Gay Voices

A former scout's petition to end tax-exempt status for the Boy Scouts of America in response to the organization's reaffirmed anti-gay stance is picki...

Alternative Youth Groups Grow As Boy Scouts' Gay Turmoil Deepens

AP | DAVID CRARY | Posted 02.19.2013 | Gay Voices

NEW YORK -- With the Boy Scouts of America entangled in a furor over its ban on gays, lesser-known youth organizations across the ideological spectrum...

Gods, Gays and Scouts

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 04.17.2013 | Gay Voices
Christopher Brauchli

God would probably be as surprised as anyone to learn that in the eyes of the BSA, some of the boys He created are unworthy of service in an organization the rules of which require its members to believe in Him.

Boy Scouts Maintains Gay Ban, But Accepts Convicted Criminals

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.14.2013 | Gay Voices

The Boy Scouts of America might be adamantly against including gay members, but convicted criminals are another story. The Human Rights Campaign r...

WATCH: Randy Rainbow's Hilarious (And Irreverent) Take On Boy Scouts Gay Controversy

Posted 02.12.2013 | Gay Voices

"Hey Rick Perry, would you like to buy some Beyoncé brownies?" Randy Rainbow, the star of "The Randy Rainbow Show" online video series, is offerin...

The Boy Scouts And 'Interest Convergence'

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 04.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Why, after reaffirming its ban on gay, bisexual and transgender scouts and scout leaders just last year, is the Boy Scouts of America even considering a reversal? Quite simply, its policies have placed it on the endangered organizations list.

I Really Hope My Son Gets to Be a Boy Scout

John Kinnear | Posted 04.11.2013 | Parents
John Kinnear

For two weeks we would get to backpack through the wilderness in New Mexico learning outdoor, teambuilding and leadership skills. And for two weeks his mom would hike silently among us while we used words like gay, queer and faggot.

Lila Shapiro

Boy Scouts Gay Ban Controversy Highlights Growing Tug-Of-War Between Right And Left | Lila Shapiro | Posted 02.09.2013 | Gay Voices

When the Boy Scouts of America announced this week that it was delaying a decision to end a ban on openly gay troops and leaders, some noted that the ...

Debunking The Boy Scouts Of America's Homophobic Logic

Josh A. Goodman | Posted 04.10.2013 | Gay Voices
Josh A. Goodman

The decision to allow openly gay scouts, or at least to allow local councils to allow gay scouts, shouldn't be a hard one. Ultimately, the BSA's own justifications for its anti-gay policy simply don't hold water. Here's a step-by-step breakdown.

Ellen DeGeneres Sounds Off On Boy Scouts' Anti-Gay Policy

Posted 02.08.2013 | Gay Voices

Ellen DeGeneres is the latest celebrity to push the Boy Scouts of America to reform their controversial anti-gay policy. "If the Boy Scouts start ...

Boy Scouts Betray Gay Kids and the Scout Oath

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 04.08.2013 | Gay Voices
Rev. Susan Russell

The announcement that the Boy Scouts of America "need more time" to make a decision about ending discrimination against gay scouts and leaders is deeply disappointing.

The Boy Scouts Deserve More Than a Copout

James_Dale | Posted 04.08.2013 | Gay Voices

After investing my youth in scouting, I was ejected from their ranks and my Eagle Scout badge was revoked because I'd come out as gay at 19 years old. I challenged this decision, and a decade later a divided Supreme Court sided with the Boy Scouts. I always knew it was a Pyrrhic victory.

Afternoon Links, Boy Scouts Edition

Lila Shapiro | Posted 04.08.2013 | Gay Voices
Lila Shapiro

-- The Boy Scouts of America announced today that it would delay a vote on a controversial policy banning openly gay scouts and troop leaders. "Aft...

'Loyal And Obedient': Boy Scouts Must Evolve To Inspire New Generation

Kurt Neumann | Posted 04.08.2013 | Religion
Kurt Neumann

Two years ago, my 11-year-old nephew asked me, "Uncle Kurt, where you ever in Scouts?" I replied, "I'm an Eagle Scout like your Dad." His eyes lit up and replied, "Really?" I replied, "Yes, and I'm proud of it." But as he becomes more involved, I can't be involved anymore. The singular reason: I am gay.

Boy Scouts Postpone Gay Policy Decision

AP | NOMAAN MERCHANT and DAVID CRARY | Posted 04.08.2013 | Gay Voices

IRVING, Texas — Caught in an ideological crossfire, the Boy Scouts of America is putting off until May a decision on whether to ease its policy ...