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Amanda Terkel

'They're Just Good People. And That's Kind Of What It's All About, Isn't It?' | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.20.2015 | Politics

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- On this March afternoon, the smell of fried food hits you as soon as you open the doors of Our Lady of Lourdes, a Catholic parish i...

Making A Difference: The World of Giving: Don't Judge a Book (or a Volunteer Opportunity) By Its Cover

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 06.12.2015 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

With National Volunteer Week starting today (April 12), it is important to remember all the things volunteers do.

Boy Scouts Chapter Makes History By Hiring Openly Gay Man

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 04.03.2015 | Gay Voices

In an unprecedented move, the Boy Scouts of America's New York chapter has hired an openly gay Eagle Scout as a summer camp leader. The decision t...

Boy Scout Confronts Chris Christie Over Post-Sandy Rebuilding

The Huffington Post | Jason Cherkis | Posted 03.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) famously declared in tourism ads that the state was "stronger th...

Actor Atticus Shaffer May Have Fragile Bones, But He's Got a Strong Love for Life

Ilana Rapp | Posted 05.18.2015 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

I really love this guy Atticus Shaffer who is able to play younger characters in TV and film. I want to squeeze him but then I remember he's 16 years old and past the squeezing stages! Hmm, how about a hug instead?

Childhood Cancer: Collin's Epic Journey

Tanya Rasa | Posted 04.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Tanya Rasa

"What did I learn from my experience with cancer? It was not fun, but it gave me the ability to handle things better. Life can be hard, but you have to push through it and trust that God is in control. Give thanks to God every day for what you have. And do your best with it."

Court: Boy Scout Files May Be Used In Sex Abuse Trial

Reuters | Posted 03.12.2015 | Politics

(Adds statement by Boy Scouts) By Laila Kearney Jan 10 (Reuters) - The Boy Scouts of America on Saturday condemned any ...

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 | 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' | 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 ...