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Amazon Smile Supporting Anti-LGBT Causes Is Nothing to Smile About

Pascal Tessier | Posted 06.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Pascal Tessier

Charitable giving should not be used in the name of discrimination, which is how it would be used by the BSA under its current policy.

Group To Launch Alternative To Boy Scouts

Religion News Service | Adelle M. Banks | Posted 07.10.2013 | Religion

(RNS) A fledgling organization that opposed the Boys Scouts of America’s decision to accept openly gay Scouts announced Tuesday (July 9) it will lau...

Yes, the Boy Scouts' Decision Is a Victory

John Becker | Posted 07.24.2013 | Gay Voices
John Becker

I thought it would be self-evident that the end of a 103-year-old ban on gay youth in a group that's a cultural touchstone of American life is something to applaud, affirm and even celebrate. Judging by the reaction from some members of the LGBT community, though, it appears I was wrong.

An Eagle Scout Turns In His Badge

Rev. Dr. Cindi Love | Posted 07.24.2013 | Gay Voices
Rev. Dr. Cindi Love

A few months ago, a young adult friend of mine called me to tell me that he had returned his Eagle Scout badge because he could no longer support an organization that rejected gay scouts and gay troop leaders. He just wanted me, the mom of a gay son, to know that.

Another Glitch in Boy Scouts' Proposed Gay Policy

Win Bassett | Posted 07.21.2013 | Gay Voices
Win Bassett

Most of the conversation has focused on the double standard of refusing membership to openly homosexual adults as leaders. However, there hasn't been any discussion about another qualifier in the proposed language -- "alone."

The Boy Scouts Made Me Gayer!!

Jennifer Tyrrell | Posted 06.04.2013 | Gay Voices
Jennifer Tyrrell

Before my forced resignation from the BSA, I had never been involved in anything. I had never even been to a gay pride parade!

No Burritos For Boy Scouts: Chipotle Cancels Sponsorship Due To Gay Ban

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 03.20.2013 | Gay Voices

Chipotle has canceled its planned sponsorship of a Utah Boy Scout event over controversy surrounding the Boy Scouts of America's ban on gay leaders an...

Train Boycotts Boy Scouts Performance Until BSA Lifts Gay Ban

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 03.04.2013 | Gay Voices

Train has taken a very public stand against the Boy Scouts of America's longstanding ban on the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communit...

The Boy Scouts Deserve More Than a Copout

James_Dale | Posted 04.08.2013 | Gay Voices
James_Dale

After investing my youth in scouting, I was ejected from their ranks and my Eagle Scout badge was revoked because I'd come out as gay at 19 years old. I challenged this decision, and a decade later a divided Supreme Court sided with the Boy Scouts. I always knew it was a Pyrrhic victory.

Scout's Honor: An Eagle Scout And His Father Offer Their Perspective On BSA's Anti-Gay Policy

Randy Neece | Posted 12.16.2012 | Gay Voices
Randy Neece

The Boy Scouts of America have denied 17-year-old Ryan Andresen his Eagle pin because he came out as gay. My nephew Matt received his Eagle pin about 10 years ago, and his father Jeff, my brother-in-law, was a troop leader. I was curious about where Matt and Jeff stood on the issue.

Not The Boy Scouts Of My America

Judy Bolton-Fasman | Posted 12.12.2012 | Gay Voices
Judy Bolton-Fasman

It's time that we did more than sign Karen Andresen's petition to protest the recalcitrant Boy Scouts of America. Until the BSA changes its anti-gay, anti-humane policy, no synagogue, church or school should sponsor a Boy Scout troop.