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Boy Scouts James Dale

Harbingers Of Change: Madonna, The Boy Scouts And James Dale

Michael Anthony Fernandez | Posted 05.18.2013 | Gay Voices
Michael Anthony Fernandez

James was an Eagle Scout and Scoutmaster who was kicked out of the Boy Scouts in 1990 for being openly gay, so I thought it important to get his point of view on Madonna's statements at the GLAAD Media Awards and where we stand as a community in this potentially historic moment.

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After investing my youth in scouting, I was ejected from their ranks and my Eagle Scout badge was revoked because I'd come out as gay at 19 years old.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.