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.
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.
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.