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

Nathan Manske | Posted 04.16.2014 | Gay 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.

Boy Scouts of America: The Good, the Bad and the (Still) Highly Discriminatory

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 08.05.2013 | Gay Voices
Warren J. Blumenfeld

No one is advocating same-sex sexual conduct between Boy Scouts or between scout leaders and Boy Scouts. However, BSA's continuing ban on gay and bisexual leaders confuses identity with conduct.

John Stemberger Is Wrong: Gay Youths Will Not Destroy The Boy Scouts

Emily Timbol | Posted 07.30.2013 | Religion
Emily Timbol

If allowing gay youths into the scouts was a threat to the survival of the organization, it would have been destroyed a long time ago.

Faulty Heuristics Govern BSA's Decision on Gays

Deborah Plummer | Posted 07.29.2013 | Gay 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.

Boy Scouts of America Make a Historic Decision... Now It's Time to Allow LGBT Adult Leaders!

Jennifer Tyrrell | Posted 07.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Jennifer Tyrrell

The BSA knows that their policy change regarding gay scouts is simply not good enough. I'm asking them to allow LGBT parents like me to participate in their children's lives. Just because the BSA has the legal right to deny LGBT people membership doesn't mean that it is morally right.

Yes, the Boy Scouts' Decision Is a Victory

John Becker | Posted 07.24.2013 | Gay Voices
John Becker

I thought it would be self-evident that the end of a 103-year-old ban on gay youth in a group that's a cultural touchstone of American life is something to applaud, affirm and even celebrate. Judging by the reaction from some members of the LGBT community, though, it appears I was wrong.

An Eagle Scout Turns In His Badge

Rev. Dr. Cindi Love | Posted 07.24.2013 | Gay Voices
Rev. Dr. Cindi Love

A few months ago, a young adult friend of mine called me to tell me that he had returned his Eagle Scout badge because he could no longer support an organization that rejected gay scouts and gay troop leaders. He just wanted me, the mom of a gay son, to know that.

Boy Scouts of America's Decision Has Ugly Echos of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

Wayne Besen | Posted 07.24.2013 | Gay Voices
Wayne Besen

We've heard this "good first step" argument before. Although "don't ask, don't tell" was ostensibly an improvement on a blanket ban on honorable gay service members, it came with a steep price, because it portrayed gay people as inferior and a threat to the cohesion of the Armed Forces.