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Chipotle Pulls Boy Scout Event Sponsorship Over Gay Ban

AP | BRADY McCOMBS | Posted 03.19.2013 | Denver

SALT LAKE CITY -- Chipotle Mexican Grill has pulled its sponsorship of Utah's "Scout-O-Rama" because of the Boy Scouts of America's long-standing ban ...

Boy Scouts Survey on Homosexuals Crosses The Line

Steve Siebold | Posted 05.15.2013 | Gay 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.

Boy Scouts Ask Members For Input On Gay Ban

AP | NIGEL DUARA | Posted 03.13.2013 | Gay Voices

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Faced with a backlash against their ban on gays, the Boy Scouts of America are surveying their members on a potential change in poli...

When Did the Southern Baptists Become Libertarian?

James Peron | Posted 05.10.2013 | Gay 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 y...

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 02.27.2013 | Gay 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 04.27.2013 | Gay 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 04.25.2013 | Gay 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 02.21.2013 | Gay 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...

Alternative Youth Groups Grow As Boy Scouts' Gay Turmoil Deepens

AP | DAVID CRARY | Posted 02.19.2013 | Gay Voices

NEW YORK -- With the Boy Scouts of America entangled in a furor over its ban on gays, lesser-known youth organizations across the ideological spectrum...

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 04.17.2013 | Gay 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 02.14.2013 | Gay 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 02.12.2013 | Gay 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 04.13.2013 | Gay 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.

I Really Hope My Son Gets to Be a Boy Scout

John Kinnear | Posted 04.11.2013 | Parents
John Kinnear

For two weeks we would get to backpack through the wilderness in New Mexico learning outdoor, teambuilding and leadership skills. And for two weeks his mom would hike silently among us while we used words like gay, queer and faggot.

Lila Shapiro

Boy Scouts Gay Ban Controversy Highlights Growing Tug-Of-War Between Right And Left

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 02.09.2013 | Gay Voices

When the Boy Scouts of America announced this week that it was delaying a decision to end a ban on openly gay troops and leaders, some noted that the ...

Jon Stewart Hates Cats

Posted 02.08.2013 | Comedy

Dear Internet, are you sitting down? We have something to tell you that you will not like, but it's best that you heard it from us. Ready? Here goe...

The Big Social Changes Are the Ones We Ignore

Eli Lehrer | Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics
Eli Lehrer

Many of the social changes that people think about the most at the time, in other words, aren't the biggest ones. This doesn't mean, of course, that all social changes are meaningless.

Ellen DeGeneres Sounds Off On Boy Scouts' Anti-Gay Policy

Posted 02.08.2013 | Gay Voices

Ellen DeGeneres is the latest celebrity to push the Boy Scouts of America to reform their controversial anti-gay policy. "If the Boy Scouts start ...

Not an Easy Decision

Judge Kemp | Posted 04.09.2013 | Gay Voices
Judge Kemp

I am at a personal crossroads. I still whole-heartedly disagree with the Boy Scouts' anti-gay policy. I was involved in scouting for the life experiences, skill development, character building, and friendships. These are things that no one can take back from me.

Sherrod Brown Blasts Boy Scouts, Fox News

The Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics

Senator Sherrod Brown, who along with Senator Jeff Merkley sent a letter this week urging the Boy Scouts of America to accept gay members, joined Huff...