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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 Boot Openly Gay Leader

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

An openly gay Eagle Scout said he's been axed by the Boy Scouts -- and he believes it's because of his sexual orientation. Brian Peffly, a 35-year...

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...

GLAAD President Herndon Graddick Resigns

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A year after being named president, Herndon Graddick is stepping down from his position at GLAAD. In a May 17 press release, Graddick spoke how pr...

WATCH: Gay Comedians Do Something Amazing For Boy Scouts

Posted 04.22.2013 | Comedy

Todd Bieber, UCB Comedy's Director of Content and Production, was very troubled by the controversy surrounding the Boy Scouts of America's troubling r...

FIRST IN THE NATION: Local Council Speaks Out Against Boy Scouts

Robin Wilkey | Posted 03.21.2013 | San Francisco

A San Francisco Bay Area Boy Scout council has become the first in the nation to publicly denounce the organization's ban on openly gay members. T...

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...

Not The Boy Scouts Of My America

Judy Bolton-Fasman | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Judy Bolton-Fasman

It's time that we did more than sign Karen Andresen's petition to protest the recalcitrant Boy Scouts of America. Until the BSA changes its anti-gay, anti-humane policy, no synagogue, church or school should sponsor a Boy Scout troop.

If Augusta National Can Welcome Women, Why Can't Boy Scouts Welcome Gay People?

Steve Siebold | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Steve Siebold

The Boy Scouts of America claim to be "one of the nation's most prominent values-based organizations." My critical-thinking question is: What kind of values are they teaching our kids if they are discriminating against gay people?

To Honor, Or Not, The Scouts

Lisa Gray | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Lisa Gray

Because some of my husband's fondest boyhood memories come from his years within the Boy Scouts program, and because my son is currently a Cub Scout, we have sent yearly checks supporting the organization. But this year has been different.

Oak Park Eagle Scout Returns Medal To Protest Gay Ban

Posted 07.31.2012 | Chicago

An Oak Park man says he's proud of the Eagle Scout badge he earned, but not of the organization's reaffirmed stance banning openly gay boys and men fr...

Boy Scout's Policy Captive to Anti-Gay Religious Groups

Wayne Besen | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Wayne Besen

I've got news for the Boy Scouts and other anti-gay outfits -- policy is personal. And they know this to be true or they would not waste so much time and effort defending the indefensible.