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Boy Scouts of America Gay Policy

Church Vows To Stand Behind Ousted Gay Boy Scout Troop Leader

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 04.09.2014 | Gay Voices

Officials at a church in Washington state have vowed to stand behind a member who was recently banned from serving as the leader of a local Boy Scout ...

Boy Scouts Removes Gay Troop Leader In Seattle

AP | PHUONG LE | Posted 04.03.2014 | Gay Voices

SEATTLE (AP) — The Boys Scouts of America has removed an openly gay troop leader in Seattle, saying he made an issue out of his sexual orientation. ...

Only 'Morally Straight' Members Are Allowed In This Boy Scouts Rival Group

AP | NOMAAN MERCHANT | Posted 03.02.2014 | Gay Voices

NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, Texas (AP) — Chatting in the living room one night, Ron Orr gave his 15-year-old son Andrew a choice: He could stick with the ...

AWESOME: Gay Teen Achieves Eagle Scout Milestone

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 02.11.2014 | Gay Voices

CHEVY CHASE, Md. (AP) — Change is coming quickly to the Boy Scouts of America after years of turmoil and debate over its membership policy, with an ...

Boy Scouts Troop Leader Says He'll Refer Gay Scouts To 'Pastoral Counseling' If They Come Out

Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

The Boy Scouts of America officially began accepting gay youth participants on New Year's Day, but apparently not everyone is embracing the change to ...

The 3 Percent Make the Rest Uncomfortable? (VIDEO)

Victor Lopez | Posted 03.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Victor Lopez

What happens when an organization such as the Boy Scouts of America allows inclusion? Well, you get Christian extremists such as Dr. Michael Brown calling for gays to keep their sexuality in the closet, because because we gays threaten the heteronormative culture that Dr. Brown and his followers live in.

Boy Scouts Opens Up To Gay Youth, But 'Change Won't Happen Overnight'

Reuters | Posted 03.03.2014 | Gay Voices

By Marice Richter DALLAS, Dec 31 (Reuters) - The Boy Scouts of America will allow openly gay scouts for the first time as of Jan. 1, w...

After Gay Policy Backlash, Boy Scouts Land Jamboree Performer

AP | JOHN RABY | Posted 09.18.2013 | Gay Voices

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Multi-platinum rock band 3 Doors Down will headline the Boy Scouts National Jamboree's featured concert this weekend as a re...

Christians Need To Face It: We're All Gay

Christian Piatt | Posted 08.15.2013 | Religion
Christian Piatt

If all it takes to be seduced over to the gay "dark side" is to earn a merit badge together, certainly we are all susceptible to the gay mojo. So I guess it's time for us to face the facts.

Caterpillar Stops Supporting Boy Scouts Due To Gay Ban

AP | DAVID MERCER | Posted 08.13.2013 | Gay Voices

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Caterpillar Inc. is no longer giving money to the Boy Scouts because the organization discriminates against homosexuals, a spo...

Boy Scouts 'Torn Up' For Gay Kids Who Want To 'Do Sex' With Each Other, Pundit Claims

Posted 06.11.2013 | Gay Voices

The Boy Scouts of America's (BSA) controversial decision to admit openly gay youths isn't sitting too well with Pat Robertson. On "The 700 Club," ...

5 Reasons the Boy Scouts of America's Decision Is Nothing to Applaud

Andrea Bonior | Posted 07.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Andrea Bonior

The Boy Scouts of America recently voted to end their ban on gay scouts, but will keep in place a prohibition on "avowed" gay adults serving as troop leaders, staffers, or volunteers. Here's why progressives should be disappointed.

Alabama Pastor Won't Host Boy Scouts In The Wake Of Gay Policy Amendment

Posted 05.29.2013 | Gay Voices

The Boy Scouts of America's (BSA) decision to lift its controversial ban on gay youth participants has received praise and criticism in equal measure,...

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.

Yes, the Boy Scouts' Decision Is a Victory

John Becker | Posted 07.24.2013 | Gay Voices
John Becker

I thought it would be self-evident that the end of a 103-year-old ban on gay youth in a group that's a cultural touchstone of American life is something to applaud, affirm and even celebrate. Judging by the reaction from some members of the LGBT community, though, it appears I was wrong.

Boy Scouts To Allow Gay Youths

The Associated Press | By DAVID CRARY and NOMAAN MERCHANT | Posted 05.24.2013 | Gay Voices

The Boy Scouts of America have reportedly voted 61-38 to allow gay Scouts. According to multiple media sources, the scouting organization has chos...

WATCH: Gay Teen Gets Kicked Out Of Boy Scouts After Coming Out

Posted 05.23.2013 | Gay Voices

Amateur footage that reportedly shows a gay teen being kicked out of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) after he came out to a scouting official is makin...

Gay Activists Rally Ahead Of Boy Scouts' Ban Vote

Reuters | Posted 07.23.2013 | Gay Voices

By Marice Richter GRAPEVINE, Texas, May 22 (Reuters) - Gay rights activists and members of conservative groups gathered in the Texas t...

Boy Scout Troop Will Allow Gays

East Hampton Patch | Paul Petrone | Posted 05.22.2013 | Gay Voices

MILFORD, CT - The Boy Scouts of America's Connecticut Yankee Council, which runs camps in several towns and has members from dozens more communities, ...

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."

LOOK: Right-Wing Pundit Links Gays With Pedophiles In Boy Scout Illustration

Posted 05.15.2013 | Gay Voices

A controversial Christian radio host summed up his stance on the Boy Scouts of America's controversial anti-gay policy with a single image. The Li...

Perry Urges Scouts To Resist 'Flavor Of The Month' Pro-Gay Views

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.06.2013 | Politics

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) continued to speak out against a potential change in the Boy Scouts of America's anti-gay policy, urging the group not to be...

The Real Reason For The Boy Scouts' Ban On Gay Scout Leaders?

Phillip M. Miner | Posted 06.24.2013 | Gay Voices
Phillip M. Miner

After the latest Boy Scouts news, it dawned on me that there might be something fundamentally different about straight men's sexuality. I'm not talking about the whole being-sexually-attracted-to-women thing. I'm talking about some darker, more shameful secret that no one ever mentions.

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.

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...