iOS app Android app

Boy Scouts of America Gay Ban

Don't End the War on Terror

Harvey Fierstein | Posted 07.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Harvey Fierstein

When we excuse homophobia as a matter of opinion instead of treating it as a destructive social illness, we invite fear to explode into violence. How often are the perpetrators of hate crimes discovered to be self-loathing? Valued individuals do not strike out against strangers.

WATCH: Member Of Boy Scouts For Over 50 Years Leaves Organization Over Gay Ban

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 05.09.2013 | Gay Voices

After years of controversy, an upcoming vote among the Boy Scouts of America will decide whether or not the organization allows gay scout members to j...

Boy Scouts Of America: Another Compromise Set Up For Failure

Tom Carpenter | Posted 06.22.2013 | Gay Voices
Tom Carpenter

The reaction from both sides of the issue suggests that the recommended policy change, allowing openly gay members but keeping a ban on gay adult leaders, was likely doomed for failure the moment it was announced.

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?

The Boy Scouts Made Me Gay

Frank Bua | Posted 04.29.2013 | Comedy
Frank Bua

Scouting has provided such an impressive forum for young men to come to terms with their sexual identity that one is left to wonder whether the Boy Scouts are in fact an agent of Sodom, promoting the homosexual agenda with greater fervor than a Broadway Cruise to South Beach.

Boy Scouts, Dump Your 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Policy (Part 1): A History Of Racial Segregation

Tom Carpenter | Posted 04.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Tom Carpenter

On Jan. 28 the Boy Scouts of America announced that it would consider giving local troops the right to determine if they would allow openly gay members and leaders, a halfway measure reminiscent of the approach that the BSA used when it confronted membership of people of color.

The Boy Scouts And 'Interest Convergence'

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 04.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Why, after reaffirming its ban on gay, bisexual and transgender scouts and scout leaders just last year, is the Boy Scouts of America even considering a reversal? Quite simply, its policies have placed it on the endangered organizations list.

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.

Emily Swanson

Poll Reveals What Americans Think About Boy Scouts' Gay Ban

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 02.04.2013 | Gay Voices

Following on the heels of a Boy Scouts of America announcement that the group is reconsidering its longtime ban on gay members, a plurality of America...