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Jennifer Tyrrell Boy Scouts

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.

Rebel Who Found Her Cause

Jennifer Tyrrell | Posted 03.18.2013 | Gay Voices
Jennifer Tyrrell

If you had asked me at any point in my life whether I thought I would be an anti-bullying and equality advocate, I would have laughed hysterically. In fact, having been a frequent victim of bullying as a child, I became full of rage and set on vengeance.

Gay Scout Approved For Top Honor Despite Group's National Ban

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 01.09.2013 | Gay Voices

In what may be a precedent-setting decision, a California chapter of the Boy Scouts of America has approved a gay former member's Eagle Scout applicat...

Gays, Gods and Boy Scouts

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 07.26.2012 | Gay Voices
Christopher Brauchli

Heaven only knows what things would change if the Scouts were now to admit gays and atheists. The answer might well be -- nothing.

Zach Wahls, Kat Graham Petition Boy Scouts On Behalf Of Ousted Lesbian Den Mom

Posted 05.31.2012 | Gay Voices

The Boy Scouts of America's anti-gay policy came under scrutiny once again after supporters of an ousted lesbian den mother presented a petition with ...

It’s Time For The Boy Scouts Of America To Respect All Mothers

Jennifer Tyrrell | Posted 07.12.2012 | Gay Voices
Jennifer Tyrrell

Last month, the Boy Scouts of America notified me that I would no longer be allowed to serve as leader of my son's Scouts troop, because I'm gay and pose a "distraction" to the Scouts' core values. This Mother's Day, I have a message for the Boy Scouts: I am a mother, not a distraction.

Boy Scouts Demand Moral And Sexual Straightness

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 06.27.2012 | Gay Voices
Warren J. Blumenfeld

It seems that the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) requires not merely moral straightness but sexual and gender straightness, as well, for no gay, bisexual, or transgender scouts (youth members) or scouters (adult leaders) have the right and privilege of membership in the organization.

Romney's Support For Gay Participation In Boy Scouts Cited By GLAAD In Lesbian Den Mom's Fight

Posted 04.26.2012 | Gay Voices

In fighting for a lesbian mother's right to serve as her son's Tiger Scout leader, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) is drawing ...

Michelangelo Signorile

'I Was Accepted By All': Lesbian Boy Scout Den Mother Speaks Out

HuffingtonPost.com | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 04.22.2012 | Gay Voices

Jennifer Tyrrell, the Ohio lesbian mother who was ousted as a den leader from her son’s Tiger Scouts chapter because of the Boy Scouts of America’...

Why The Boy Scouts' Expulsion of Jennifer Tyrrell, A Lesbian Den Mother, Hits Close To Home For Me

Zach Wahls | Posted 06.19.2012 | Gay Voices
Zach Wahls

My moms, too, are lesbian parents, and as an Eagle Scout (the highest rank the BSA has to offer) I am acutely aware of the effects this policy has on families like mine. The fact that my moms were lesbians was controversial in this conservative, central Wisconsin town of 20,000.

Boy Scout Den Mother Forced To Resign Because She Is A Lesbian

Posted 04.18.2012 | Gay Voices

A Boy Scouts den mother is speaking out after being ousted from her role because she is a lesbian. The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (...