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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...

Scout Group Official Won't 'Tolerate' Gays Because They Are 'Intolerant"

Posted 03.14.2014 | Gay Voices

The founder of a controversial anti-gay scouting alternative to the Boy Scouts of America said his youth group will not "tolerate" openly gay members....

10 Youth Movements That Changed History

Matt Wolf | Posted 05.13.2014 | Teen
Matt Wolf

Teenagers didn't always exist. They had to be invented. As the cultural landscape around the world was thrown into turmoil during the industrial revolution, and with a chasm erupting between adults and youth, the concept of a new generation took shape.

Disney: Dreams Do Come True

Lester Alemán | Posted 05.03.2014 | Gay Voices
Lester Alemán

I'm proud that I won't hesitate to take my kids to a park that appreciates my existence -- and defends it.

Disney Makes Big Move Against Anti-Gay Boy Scouts Policy

AP | Posted 03.03.2014 | Gay Voices

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Walt Disney Company will cut funding to the Boy Scouts of America beginning in 2015 because of a policy that bans gay adult l...

Only 'Morally Straight' Members Are Allowed In This Boy Scouts Rival Group

AP | NOMAAN MERCHANT | Posted 03.02.2014 | Gay Voices

NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, Texas (AP) — Chatting in the living room one night, Ron Orr gave his 15-year-old son Andrew a choice: He could stick with the ...

Disney World Reportedly Won't Donate To Boy Scouts Over Gay Stance

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.07.2014 | Gay Voices

Walt Disney World has reportedly opted to sever local support of the Boy Scouts of America over the organization's controversial stance on openly gay ...

This Boy Scout Defines What It Means To Be A Hero

Posted 02.25.2014 | Black Voices

The Boy Scouts of America say the defining characteristics of heroism are courage, daring, skill and self-sacrifice -- the same characteristics that a...

AWESOME: Gay Teen Achieves Eagle Scout Milestone

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 02.11.2014 | Gay Voices

CHEVY CHASE, Md. (AP) — Change is coming quickly to the Boy Scouts of America after years of turmoil and debate over its membership policy, with an ...

Boy Scouts Troop Leader Says He'll Refer Gay Scouts To 'Pastoral Counseling' If They Come Out

Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

The Boy Scouts of America officially began accepting gay youth participants on New Year's Day, but apparently not everyone is embracing the change to ...

Boy Scouts Opens Up To Gay Youth, But 'Change Won't Happen Overnight'

Reuters | Posted 03.03.2014 | Gay 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...

Boy Scouts Start Admitting Openly Gay Youth On New Year's Day

AP | DAVID CRARY and NOMAAN MERCHANT | Posted 12.28.2013 | Gay Voices

The Boy Scouts of America will accept openly gay youths starting on New Year's Day, a historic change that has prompted the BSA to ponder a host of po...

MAJOR Corporation Yanks Boy Scouts Funding Over Gay Ban

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 02.18.2014 | Gay Voices

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense and aerospace giant Lockheed Martin is halting its donations to the Boy Scouts of America over the organization's ban on g...