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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...

Paid Official Takes 'Unprecedented' Move Of Rejecting Teen's Eagle Scout Approval, Outraging Review Board

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 01.10.2013 | Gay Voices

In a disappointing conclusion to a struggle that has galvanized Americans across the country, a Boy Scout was told he would not be receiving his covet...

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...

Honoring the True Principles of the Boy Scouts

Gavin Newsom | Posted 02.09.2013 | San Francisco
Gavin Newsom

The Boy Scouts of America are simply standing on the wrong side of history. And in doing so, the Boy Scouts are hurting the very people that it aims to serve: the young men who participate in scout programs.

Gay Boy Scout Gets A Big Honor

The Contra Costa Times | Rick Hurd | Posted 01.31.2013 | San Francisco

A Moraga Boy Scout denied his Eagle Scout status because of his sexual orientation will be honored for his bravery Monday by a member of the Californi...

Gay Teen Denied Eagle Scout Award Fights Back

The Contra Costa Times | Rick Hurd | Posted 12.19.2012 | San Francisco

PLEASANT HILL -- A gay teenager denied his Eagle Scout award because of his sexuality turned in an online petition with more than 400,000 signatures W...

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.

WATCH: Florida Doctor Gives His Eagle Scout Badge To Gay Teen

Sarah Medina | Posted 10.11.2012 | Good News

Earlier this month, Ryan Andresen, a California teen, was denied his Eagle Scout badge because of his sexuality. When Dr. Andy Zerbinopoulos, a de...

The Boy Scouts: Time for AT&T, Other Companies to Stop Funding Gay-Bashing

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 12.08.2012 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

What the Boy Scouts of America did last week was among the most grotesque examples of its anti-gay policy to date. And that's why it's time for companies to dump the Boy Scouts.

Gay Teen Refused Eagle Scout Award Because Of His Sexuality

Posted 10.08.2012 | Gay Voices

A mother of a gay teen says her son was denied his Eagle Scout award because of his sexuality. High school senior Ryan Andresen recently completed ...