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Boy Scouts Gay Discrimination

Lifting Ban On Gay Boy Scout Leaders Would Lead To 'Emasculation Of Our Culture,' Right-Wing Pundit Claims

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

LGBT advocacy groups have been quick to praise Boy Scouts National President Robert Gates, who called for an end to his organization's ban on gay adul...

Boy Scout Finds Eagle Badge Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Jacqueline Edelberg | Posted 05.18.2016 | Queer Voices
Jacqueline Edelberg

After 15-year-old David Fite tied the last piece into an expert bowline -- arguably the strongest knot with the least stress to the lead line -- the only thing standing between the boy and his lifelong dream of becoming an Eagle Scout was a rainbow.

Boy Scouts Chapter Makes History By Hiring Openly Gay Man

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

In an unprecedented move, the Boy Scouts of America's New York chapter has hired an openly gay Eagle Scout as a summer camp leader. The decision t...

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. ...

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....

Group To Launch Alternative To Boy Scouts

Religion News Service | Adelle M. Banks | Posted 07.10.2013 | Religion

(RNS) A fledgling organization that opposed the Boys Scouts of America’s decision to accept openly gay Scouts announced Tuesday (July 9) it will lau...

5 Reasons the Boy Scouts of America's Decision Is Nothing to Applaud

Andrea Bonior | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Andrea Bonior

The Boy Scouts of America recently voted to end their ban on gay scouts, but will keep in place a prohibition on "avowed" gay adults serving as troop leaders, staffers, or volunteers. Here's why progressives should be disappointed.

Faulty Heuristics Govern BSA's Decision on Gays

Deborah Plummer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Deborah Plummer

Ultimately, the Boy Scouts of America is a private organization and has the right to define its own membership. However, they should be very careful about defining moral behavior as synonymous with a heterosexual orientation and banning gay adult leaders.

Alabama Pastor Won't Host Boy Scouts In The Wake Of Gay Policy Amendment

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The Boy Scouts of America's (BSA) decision to lift its controversial ban on gay youth participants has received praise and criticism in equal measure,...

Dad Vows To Yank Sons Out Of Boy Scouts After Organization Drops Gay Ban

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

An outspoken supporter of the Boy Scouts of America's (BSA) ban on gay participants has vowed to withdraw his own sons out of the scouting organizatio...

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."

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...

Support For Gay Marriage, Ending Boy Scout Ban On Gays Surges In U.S.

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Support for gay rights -- from ending the controversial ban on gay participants in Boy Scouts to legalizing same-sex marriage -- is surging throughout...

Boy Scouts To End Gay Ban: Spokesperson

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

By Atossa Araxia Abrahamian NEW YORK, April 19 (Reuters) - The Boy Scouts of America called to end a long-standing ban on openly gay m...

'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...

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

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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...

Bad News for the Right: There Already Are Gays in the Boy Scouts

Drew Courtney | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Drew Courtney

Regardless of its history of discrimination, it turns out that Scouting has equipped a growing cadre of gay men with the integrity to stand up for equality, and equipped our straight brothers with the loyalty to take a vocal role in the fight.

WATCH: Zach Wahls Slams Boy Scouts' Anti-Gay Policy, Right Wing Pundit

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The Iowa student whose impassioned marriage equality plea became YouTube's most-watched political video of 2011 after going viral twice sounded off on...

WATCH: Bryan Fischer Hurls Horrific Anti-Gay Rant At The Boy Scouts

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

In what just might be the week's least surprising (but nonetheless infuriating) news, the American Family Association's Bryan Fischer slammed the Boy ...

Boy Scout Group Drops Gay-Inclusive Pledge After Threats From Regional Council

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A Maryland-based Cub Scout pack has backed down on its non-discriminatory pledge toward gay participants after pressure from its regional council. ...