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Support Pours In For Family Of Boy Scout Who Accidentally Hanged Himself

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 10.15.2014 | Impact

An Alabama town is uniting in support of the family of a 9-year-old boy who accidentally hanged himself on Friday. The child, who was discovered by...

Cub Scout Decision: To Join This "Great Organization", or Not to Join This "Homophobic Relic"?

Rick Penn-Kraus | Posted 11.10.2014 | Parents
Rick Penn-Kraus

Where else do boys get to do so many things, in such a positive way, with their parents? There are many opportunities out there for boys, but relatively few that provide such a well-rounded, positive, and generally non-competitive atmosphere on a regular basis throughout the year.

It's National Banana Lovers Day: Fun Facts to Go Bananas Over

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 08.27.2014 | Taste
Jeryl Brunner

What's the most popular fruit in the United States? It's eaten in more quantities than oranges and apples put together. It's a fruit so beloved it's s...

Boyhood, Revisited

Rich Siegel | Posted 10.06.2014 | Comedy
Rich Siegel

A month ago, my wife and I as well as several friends, were camped in the foothills of the Eastern Sierra. Naturally, as men are wont to do, especially when inebriated, we started telling tall tales.

Building Tomorrow's Leaders

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 10.04.2014 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

Question: Which of the following statements are true? A woman founded the 4-H and a woman founded Girl Scouts of the USA. Both 4-H and Girl Scouts...

Gay Boy Scout's Incredible Response To Group's Homophobia

www.upworthy.com | Posted 07.29.2014 | Gay Voices

If you were gay and it was known to your troop, you could be ejected from your troop for no other reason. Basically, if you're gay, you're out. ...

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

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.08.2014 | Gay 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. ...

5 Real-LIfe Wonder Women

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 08.19.2014 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

The sobering news that Olympic medalist Amy Van Dyken-Rouen had been severely injured in an accident, caused me to think about she-roes through American history who overcame adversity and changed America

My Father Was Billy the Kid

Bill Stieger | Posted 08.17.2014 | Fifty
Bill Stieger

ey called him "Billy the Kid." He was a fighter, but never hit me once. However, when I did something wild (which was often) he'd say, "Don't start anything; I've got at least one good fight left in me!"

Making A Difference: The World of Giving - US Charitable Giving Increases for the Fourth Year in a Row!

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 06.17.2014 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Philanthropy and charitable donations are back! Americans once again gave more in 2013 than in the previous year. As Americans, we supported causes we cared about with gifts both big and small.

Ryan J. Reilly

Eric Holder: Boy Scouts' Anti-Gay Policy 'A Relic Of An Age Of Prejudice'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Boy Scouts of America ban on openly gay adults "preserves and perpetuates the worst kind of stereotypes," Attorney General Eric Holder...

Letter to Mr. Robert M. Gates, President, Boy Scouts of America

Manuel R. De Juan | Posted 07.27.2014 | Impact
Manuel R. De Juan

Mr. Robert M. Gates President Boy Scouts of America Dear Mr. Gates: I extend my heartfelt congratulations on the occasion of your inaugural as the 3...

Gates: Would Have Allowed Gay Adults In Scouts

AP | NOMAAN MERCHANT | Posted 07.23.2014 | Gay Voices

DALLAS (AP) — Robert Gates, the new president of the Boy Scouts of America, said Friday that he would have moved last year to allow openly gay adult...

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

Posted 05.23.2014 | Gay 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 05.23.2014 | Gay 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...

Boy Scouts Rescue Ann Curry From Mountain

The Huffington Post | Benjamin Hart | Posted 05.11.2014 | Media

Ann Curry, former co-anchor of "The Today Show," was rescued from a New York mountain by Boy Scouts after she broke her ankle, according to the blog B...

This Teen Is Choosing To Stay In A Cardboard Box For The Families That 'Must Live' That Way

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.09.2014 | Impact

Most teenagers don't choose to be homeless, but Josh Bartlow isn't like most teenagers. To the high school freshman from Illinois, a cardboard box ove...

Twin Eagle Scouts Have Same Merit Badges But Only One Will Get To Stay In Boy Scouts

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 05.05.2014 | Gay Voices

Two twin brothers are on the precipice of legally becoming adults -- and they are about to receive radically different treatment from an organization ...

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

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 04.25.2014 | Gay 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...

Seattle Church's Support Of Gay Boy Scout Leader Prompts Troop Ban

AP | PHUONG LE | Posted 06.21.2014 | Gay Voices

SEATTLE (AP) — The Boy Scouts of America has revoked its charter agreement with a Seattle church that refused to remove a gay troop leader after the...

Boy Scouts Sever Ties With Seattle Church Over Openly Gay Scoutmaster

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 04.21.2014 | Gay 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 | 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.

Church Vows To Stand Behind Ousted Gay Boy Scout Troop Leader

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 04.21.2014 | Gay 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 ...

Boy Scouts Removes Gay Troop Leader In Seattle

AP | PHUONG LE | Posted 04.03.2014 | Gay Voices

SEATTLE (AP) — The Boys Scouts of America has removed an openly gay troop leader in Seattle, saying he made an issue out of his sexual orientation. ...

Boy Scouts Reportedly Kick Out Troop Leader For Being Gay

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 04.01.2014 | Gay Voices

The Boy Scouts of America is coming under fire for reportedly removing and subsequently banning an openly gay scout leader from his position in the or...