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From Steve McQueen and David Beckham to the Streets of Los Angeles, British Iron Endures

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 11.03.2014 | Arts
Ashley Jude Collie

Steve McQueen's "King of Cool" reputation was fascinatingly explored in the 2014 documentary, I Am Steve McQueen, executive produced by the actor's son, Chad McQueen.

The Best Murals At This Year's Montreal Arts Fest

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 08.19.2014 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Montreal has shown up again on our radar this summer because of the second annual MURAL festival, a large gathering of art fans, performances and live...

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...

Spilled Milk: Scouting for My Son's America

William Lucas Walker | Posted 07.01.2014 | Gay Voices
William Lucas Walker

Sometimes it's tricky explaining America to an 8-year-old. When our daughter was that age, the trick was explaining marriage. Now it's our son James who's turned 8. This time the America I find myself having to explain is the Boy Scouts of America.

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.

Decoding Hamid Karzai

Suchitra Vijayan | Posted 05.10.2014 | Politics
Suchitra Vijayan

Karzai has retreated from many ideological and political positions in the face of recalcitrant events and shifting context. The most irreconcilable are his opinions about the Taliban as well as his views on the role of the U.S. in Afghanistan.

White House Drops Insistence Over Afghan Security Pact

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 02.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is dropping its insistence that Afghanistan sign a crucial security pact within "weeks," suggesting it could be wi...

'You Can't Just Keep Deferring And Deferring'

AP | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel hinted Thursday at growing U.S. impatience with Afghan President Hamid Karzai for not signing an...

Boy Scouts of America: The Good, the Bad and the (Still) Highly Discriminatory

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 08.05.2013 | Gay Voices
Warren J. Blumenfeld

No one is advocating same-sex sexual conduct between Boy Scouts or between scout leaders and Boy Scouts. However, BSA's continuing ban on gay and bisexual leaders confuses identity with conduct.

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.

Boy Scouts of America's Decision Has Ugly Echos of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

Wayne Besen | Posted 07.24.2013 | Gay Voices
Wayne Besen

We've heard this "good first step" argument before. Although "don't ask, don't tell" was ostensibly an improvement on a blanket ban on honorable gay service members, it came with a steep price, because it portrayed gay people as inferior and a threat to the cohesion of the Armed Forces.

Why the Boy Scouts' New Gay Policy Is Not a Win

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 07.24.2013 | Gay Voices
Brynn Tannehill

When the Mormon Church officially endorsed the Boy Scouts' new "young gays OK, grown-up gays bad" position, I pricked up my ears. I asked myself, "What does this organization have to gain from it?" Simply put: everything.

Think The Boy Scout Decision Didn't Go Far Enough? Then Join Scouts TODAY

Linda Keenan | Posted 07.24.2013 | Gay Voices
Linda Keenan

I returned to Scouts after realizing that by quitting, I had done exactly as that hardened core, which doesn't have stranglehold on my local area, wanted: to purge gays and straight allies of the organization.

The Boy Scouts: Demonizing Gay Men, Empowering Bashers on the Streets

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 07.24.2013 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Continuing to ban lesbian den mothers and gay scoutmasters is sending a horrible message to American youth, including the scouts, gay and straight. The Boy Scouts of America made this change to take some of the heat off, and no matter what equality advocates hope for, that will happen.

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."

Dear Boy Scouts, Being Straight Doesn't Make You 'Morally Straight'!

Jennifer Tyrrell | Posted 07.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Jennifer Tyrrell

The Boy Scouts of America tries to pretend that LGBT people aren't morally straight. That's the entire basis for keeping us out of scouting. Well, I have news for them: There's a long list of straight people who've been involved in scouting who are not morally straight.

The 13th Point Of The Scout Law

Levi A. Miles | Posted 06.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Levi A. Miles

I am a Boy Scout. As a matter of fact, I'm an Eagle Scout. And yet I cannot continue to serve the organization that played a large part in shaping who I am today. Why? Because of whom I love, which apparently negates the values that were ingrained in me during my years of scouting.

Boy Scouts Resolution: Still Hurtful and Harmful

Jennifer Tyrrell | Posted 06.25.2013 | Gay Voices
Jennifer Tyrrell

The BSA knows that its latest proposal is simply not good enough. Discrimination is never OK! The fact that the BSA has the legal right to deny LGBT people membership doesn't mean that it is morally right.

More BS From the BSA

Frank Bua | Posted 06.20.2013 | Gay 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 06.19.2013 | Gay 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' Gay Ban To Be Dropped For Youth, But Not Adults: Report

AP | DAVID CRARY | Posted 06.19.2013 | Gay Voices

NEW YORK — Searching for compromise on a divisive issue, the Boy Scouts of America is proposing to partially lift its long-standing exclusion of...

A Loner No Longer

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 06.10.2013 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

The mid-career survey of artist Barry McGee opened last week at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston and the whole is in fact greater than the sum...

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

Rob Smith | Posted 06.10.2013 | Gay 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.

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!

Scouting for Equality

Jennifer Tyrrell | Posted 04.12.2013 | Impact
Jennifer Tyrrell

The BSA is in danger of becoming obsolete. In this ever changing society, scouting is becoming less and less relevant. WE WANT TO HELP! We love scouting and think ALL should be able to enjoy its rewards. How can I help? That is the most asked question I get.