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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...

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

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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...

Boy Scouts Sever Ties With Seattle Church Over Openly Gay Scoutmaster

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 Reportedly Kick Out Troop Leader For Being Gay

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 World Reportedly Won't Donate To Boy Scouts Over Gay Stance

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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...

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

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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...

Former Defense Secretary Takes On Another Challenging Role

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics

More than two years after playing an influential role in the Obama administration's repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," former Secretary of Defense Rob...

LOOK: Boy Scouts Too Gay-Friendly For You? There's A New Anti-Gay Alternative!

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

An inaugural conference for Trail Life USA, a Christian and anti-gay scouting group that intends to serve as an alternative to the Boy Scout program, ...

LISTEN: Anti-Gay Hosts Suggest Very Offensive Merit Badge

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A pair of Christian radio show hosts known for their controversial, anti-gay commentary have suggested that the recent repeal of the Boy Scouts of Ame...

Building Leaders

Anna Maria Chavez | Posted 10.12.2013 | Women
Anna Maria Chavez

You can imagine my surprise last week when I read a op-ed in the The Washington Post that the organization I lead, the Girl Scouts of the USA, is a "separate but not equal group," to the Boy Scouts of America.