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A Gay Father's Response to the Boy Scouts of America: You Haven't Gone Far Enough

William Dameron | Posted 09.17.2012 | Gay Voices
William Dameron

As a gay father, I have the right to speak to my children about opposite-sex attraction before they ever hear anything about it in the big scary world. If we are going to be completely fair, I think that heterosexual men and boys should be denied entrance to the Boy Scouts as well.

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

Wayne Besen | Posted 09.17.2012 | Gay 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.

Gay in the BSA

Philippe Dunbar | Posted 09.17.2012 | Gay Voices
Philippe Dunbar

After leaving the Boy Scouts, I felt betrayed by their anti-gay policy. The policy was contradicting the other values taught by the Scouts about respecting others and their beliefs. And even though I felt the Boy Scouts taught many important values, this was one I did not want to support.

Boy Scouts' Dangerous Message to Young Americans: Gay Kids Don't Measure Up

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 09.17.2012 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

The Boy Scouts had a chance to redeem itself, but it should now be considered an enemy of civil rights and a reckless organization whose actions are furthering bullying and discrimination in America

Boy Scouts Keep Ban On Gay Participants, Leaders

AP | DAVID CRARY | Posted 09.16.2012 | Gay Voices

NEW YORK — After a confidential two-year review, the Boy Scouts of America on Tuesday emphatically reaffirmed its policy of excluding gays, ange...

Boy Scout Booted From Summer Camp For Being Gay

Posted 07.17.2012 | Gay Voices

A 19-year-old Boy Scout has been axed from his position as a summer camp counselor after revealing that he is gay. The Daily News reports that Eri...

WATCH: Awesome Boy Scouts Chase Down Suspected Thief And Even Collect Evidence For Cops

Posted 07.06.2012 | Good News

It's not often that a gang of teenage boys is celebrated by a city. But then again, most gangs aren't comprised of 17 Boy Scouts who've sworn to "help...

Boy Scouts Killed In Head-on Car Crash

AP | THOMAS PEIPERT | Posted 08.31.2012 | Crime

Authorities have released the names of three Boy Scouts and their Scout leader who were killed in a head-on collision while driving back to Colorado f...

Boy Scouts Will Be Destroyed By 'Homosexual Pedophiles' Like Jerry Sandusky, Anti-Gay Pundit Claims

Posted 06.18.2012 | Gay Voices

It was only a matter of time before prominent right-wing pundit Bryan Fischer sounded off on the controversial Boy Scouts policy prohibiting gays from...

Boy Scouts Board Member Fights Anti-Gay Policy

AP | DAVID CRARY | Posted 08.13.2012 | Gay Voices

NEW YORK — A high-profile member of the Boy Scouts of America's governing board says he doesn't support the Scouts' policy of excluding gays and...

Boy Scouts To Rethink Ban On Gays

AP | DAVID CRARY | Posted 08.06.2012 | Gay Voices

NEW YORK — The Boy Scouts of America will review a resolution that would allow individual units to accept gays as adult leaders, but a spokesman...

Zach Wahls, Kat Graham Petition Boy Scouts On Behalf Of Ousted Lesbian Den Mom

Posted 05.31.2012 | Gay Voices

The Boy Scouts of America's anti-gay policy came under scrutiny once again after supporters of an ousted lesbian den mother presented a petition with ...

New Changes Come To Boy Scouts To Boost Membership

AP | JAMIE STENGLE | Posted 07.23.2012 | Parents

DALLAS -- The Boy Scouts of America is trying to recruit a new generation of kids to join its troops with high-energy, high-tech activities that inclu...

Boy Scouts Board Member Steps Down In Support Of Dismissed Lesbian Den Mom

Posted 04.30.2012 | Gay Voices

Support for the Ohio mom who was dismissed as leader of her son's Boy Scout troop because she is a lesbian continues to grow. The Gay and Lesbian...

Romney's Support For Gay Participation In Boy Scouts Cited By GLAAD In Lesbian Den Mom's Fight

Posted 04.26.2012 | Gay Voices

In fighting for a lesbian mother's right to serve as her son's Tiger Scout leader, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) is drawing ...

Body Found On Georgia Boy Scout Reservation

13 WMAZ | Posted 04.23.2012 | Crime

A park ranger found a decomposed body on the Camp Benjamin Hawkins Boy Scout reservation in Crawford county on Saturday. ...

Michelangelo Signorile

'I Was Accepted By All': Lesbian Boy Scout Den Mother Speaks Out | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 04.22.2012 | Gay Voices

Jennifer Tyrrell, the Ohio lesbian mother who was ousted as a den leader from her son’s Tiger Scouts chapter because of the Boy Scouts of America’...

Know Thine Enemy: 17 Of The Worst Anti-LGBT Moments Of The Week

Posted 05.04.2012 | Gay Voices

Every weekend we bring you a round up of either the best LGBT moments from the week before -- our Something To Celebrate series -- or, as you'll see b...

Why The Boy Scouts' Expulsion of Jennifer Tyrrell, A Lesbian Den Mother, Hits Close To Home For Me

Zach Wahls | Posted 06.19.2012 | Gay Voices
Zach Wahls

My moms, too, are lesbian parents, and as an Eagle Scout (the highest rank the BSA has to offer) I am acutely aware of the effects this policy has on families like mine. The fact that my moms were lesbians was controversial in this conservative, central Wisconsin town of 20,000.

Boy Scout Den Mother Forced To Resign Because She Is A Lesbian

Posted 04.18.2012 | Gay Voices

A Boy Scouts den mother is speaking out after being ousted from her role because she is a lesbian. The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (...

Why I Won't Let My Son Join the Boy Scouts

Brittany Gibbons | Posted 06.17.2012 | Parents
Brittany Gibbons

My 6-year-old wants to join the Boy Scouts, and I know he'd love the Pine Wood Derby and camping with friends. But I also know The Boy Scouts of America has an explicit anti-gay policy.

Boy Scout Troop Patch Causes Controversy

The Huffington Post | Laura Steiner | Posted 04.09.2012 | Latino Voices

UPDATE: 1:10 p.m., 4/9-- After last week's controversial debate surrounding a Boy Scout's patch, Latino Rebels reported that they met with the Tro...

Give Up Your Locks For First-Ever National Donate Your Hair Day

Posted 03.27.2012 | Impact

While getting your fresh, clean cut for spring, don't let your severed strands simply fall to the floor. The first-ever National Donate Your Hair ...

Republican Official's Organization Labeled A Hate Group

Posted 03.27.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- A right-wing advocacy group headed by a Republican county supervisor in Northern Virginia has been designated a "hate group" by the Sou...

State Dept. Drops Plan To Protect Foreign Exchange Students Despite Abuse Allegations

AP | HOLBROOK MOHR and MITCH WEISS | Posted 05.14.2012 | Education

JACKSON, Miss. — Despite dozens of allegations of neglect and sexual abuse over the years, the U.S. State Department abandoned a plan to require...