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Listen Up, Boy Scouts: Gays Aren't Pedophiles, And Pedophiles Aren't Idiots

Wayne Self | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Wayne Self

Presumably, the Boy Scouts still believe that they must protect their charges from us scary adult gay men. And it's not just a concern about potential attraction. If it were, they'd also ban heterosexual women from being den mothers. It's a concern that we are predators.

How Boy Scout Bigotry Affected My Family

Rob Watson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rob Watson

I felt violated, because the spirit of Boy Scout bigotry had descended on my home, forcing me to explain to my son that I am not as universally loved as he supposed. This is a state of affairs that my sons had been blissfully unaware of... until now.

More BS From the BSA

Frank Bua | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Frank Bua

There may not be an Electoral College for public opinion, but don't insult our intelligence. The Scouts have not had some kind of homosexual epiphany; the only reason they are having this public conversation is because of the monumental pressure that has rained down on them like an unrelenting avalanche.

The Boy Scouts: Still Anti-Gay And Sending A Dangerous Message To Youth

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

So a boy can come out as gay, be a great scout and be accepted by the organization but not even think about being a scoutmaster as an adult? And how can a gay scout feel that he is not stigmatized by the Boy Scouts of America when the organization is still discriminating against gay adults?

Boy Scouts To End Gay Ban: Spokesperson

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

By Atossa Araxia Abrahamian NEW YORK, April 19 (Reuters) - The Boy Scouts of America called to end a long-standing ban on openly gay m...

May Dreamworks Get It Right

Sister Mary Ann Walsh | Posted 06.10.2013 | Religion
Sister Mary Ann Walsh

Word is that Dreamworks, a sub-studio of Disney, is about to make a movie on the Boston Globe's January 2002 investigative report on pedophilia and the Archdiocese of Boston. If Dreamworks practices moviemaking artfully, then grace might shine through.

Real Talk: Why We Shouldn't Have Asked Train and Carly Rae Jepsen to Pull Out of the BSA Jamboree

Rob Smith | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rob Smith

Within the past week, all of this energy has culminated in the relentless pressure being put on musicians Train and Carly Rae Jepsen by gay bloggers, journalists, and LGBT rights organizations to pull out of their performance duties at the annual Boy Scout's Jamboree.

'Discreet' Gay Boy Scouts Are Already Allowed, So Don't Change National Policy, Group Claims

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) aren't slated to make a decision regarding their controversial policy on gay participants until May, but that hasn't s...

Rick Perry Blasts Madonna's Protest Against Boy Scouts' No Gay Policy

The Huffington Post | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 03.22.2013 | Politics

Texas Governor Rick Perry (R) is upset with Madonna for her recent protest against the Boy Scouts' ban on gay members and leaders, calling her comment...

FIRST IN THE NATION: Local Council Speaks Out Against Boy Scouts

Robin Wilkey | Posted 03.21.2013 | San Francisco

A San Francisco Bay Area Boy Scout council has become the first in the nation to publicly denounce the organization's ban on openly gay members. T...

Boy Scouts Survey on Homosexuals Crosses The Line

Steve Siebold | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Steve Siebold

It's time we welcome everyone into our society as an equal, and push for equality regardless of sex, race, religion, sexual preference or anything else. Hopefully in May, we can all celebrate when the Boy Scouts make the announcement they are lifting the ban on gays.

When Did the Southern Baptists Become Libertarian?

James Peron | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
James Peron

In a rather typical fit of hyperbole, Rev. Richard Land of the Southern Baptist Convention took some new swipes at the LGBT community. When it comes to Land's morality, there is no "live and let live philosophy" in operation.

The Week to Week News Quiz for Friday, March 8, 2013

John Zipperer | Posted 05.08.2013 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Do you really follow the news or just surf it? Take our quiz and find out how much you know about the week's important developments.

Andy Birkey

Boy Scouts Get Big Boost From Major Companies

HuffingtonPost.com | Andy Birkey | Posted 03.04.2013 | Politics

One in seven Fortune 500 companies gave to the Boy Scouts Among the corporations that make up the current Fortune 500 -- Fortune magazine’s yearl...

Evangelical Leader Says Anti-LGBT Advocates Being 'Ostracized' Like KKK

Posted 02.28.2013 | Religion

A man Time magazine once called one of America's most influential evangelicals has claimed that people who disagree with homosexuality are in danger ...

The Boy Scouts Made Me Gay

Frank Bua | Posted 04.29.2013 | Comedy
Frank Bua

Scouting has provided such an impressive forum for young men to come to terms with their sexual identity that one is left to wonder whether the Boy Scouts are in fact an agent of Sodom, promoting the homosexual agenda with greater fervor than a Broadway Cruise to South Beach.

LOOK: 8-Year-Old Writes Adorable Letter Asking Boy Scouts To Allow Gay Participants

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

An 8-year-old Cub Scout has penned a poignant letter asking the Boy Scouts of America to allow gay participants. The boy, identified in the letter...

Boy Scouts, Dump Your 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Policy (Part 1): A History Of Racial Segregation

Tom Carpenter | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Tom Carpenter

On Jan. 28 the Boy Scouts of America announced that it would consider giving local troops the right to determine if they would allow openly gay members and leaders, a halfway measure reminiscent of the approach that the BSA used when it confronted membership of people of color.

The Boy Scouts of America: Another Closed Door for Black GBTQ Youth

Irene Monroe | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Irene Monroe

The Boy Scouts of America's position on GBTQ scouts is unquestionably discriminatory, and its hesitancy to swiftly remove its ban dishonors the organization's goal and philosophy

Boy Scouts' Gay Ban Inspires Petition Calling For Organization's Tax Exempt Status To End

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A former scout's petition to end tax-exempt status for the Boy Scouts of America in response to the organization's reaffirmed anti-gay stance is picki...

Pundit Politely Tells Anti-Gay Official That He Is An Idiot

Upworthy | Posted 02.18.2013 | Politics

Contrary to popular belief, the Boy Scouts is not an organization created in the 1500s to maintain the bigoted status quo....

Gods, Gays and Scouts

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Christopher Brauchli

God would probably be as surprised as anyone to learn that in the eyes of the BSA, some of the boys He created are unworthy of service in an organization the rules of which require its members to believe in Him.

Boy Scouts Maintains Gay Ban, But Accepts Convicted Criminals

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The Boy Scouts of America might be adamantly against including gay members, but convicted criminals are another story. The Human Rights Campaign r...

WATCH: Randy Rainbow's Hilarious (And Irreverent) Take On Boy Scouts Gay Controversy

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

"Hey Rick Perry, would you like to buy some Beyoncé brownies?" Randy Rainbow, the star of "The Randy Rainbow Show" online video series, is offerin...

A Scout Is Trustworthy

Rev. Patrick S. Cheng, Ph.D. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rev. Patrick S. Cheng, Ph.D.

I am proud to be an Eagle Scout. I am equally proud to be an openly gay man. In fact, I attribute my many years in Scouting -- first as a Webelos, then as a Boy Scout, and finally as a camp counselor -- as helping me to come out, and to be honest with the world about who I am.