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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.

WATCH: Gay Comedians Do Something Amazing For Boy Scouts

Posted 04.22.2013 | Comedy

Todd Bieber, UCB Comedy's Director of Content and Production, was very troubled by the controversy surrounding the Boy Scouts of America's troubling r...

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.

Listen Up, Boy Scouts: Gays Aren't Pedophiles, And Pedophiles Aren't Idiots

Wayne Self | Posted 06.22.2013 | Gay Voices
Wayne Self

Presumably, the Boy Scouts still believe that they must protect their charges from us scary adult gay men. And it's not just a concern about potential attraction. If it were, they'd also ban heterosexual women from being den mothers. It's a concern that we are predators.

How Boy Scout Bigotry Affected My Family

Rob Watson | Posted 06.22.2013 | Gay Voices
Rob Watson

I felt violated, because the spirit of Boy Scout bigotry had descended on my home, forcing me to explain to my son that I am not as universally loved as he supposed. This is a state of affairs that my sons had been blissfully unaware of... until now.

More BS From the BSA

Frank Bua | Posted 06.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Frank Bua

There may not be an Electoral College for public opinion, but don't insult our intelligence. The Scouts have not had some kind of homosexual epiphany; the only reason they are having this public conversation is because of the monumental pressure that has rained down on them like an unrelenting avalanche.

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?

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...

Boy Scouts To End Gay Ban: Spokesperson

Reuters | Posted 06.19.2013 | Gay Voices

By Atossa Araxia Abrahamian NEW YORK, April 19 (Reuters) - The Boy Scouts of America called to end a long-standing ban on openly gay m...

Tax Bill Targeting Boy Scouts' Anti-Gay Policy Passes

AP | LISA LEFF | Posted 06.10.2013 | Gay Voices

SAN FRANCISCO — A bill aimed at pressuring the Boy Scouts of America to lift its ban on gay members by making the organization ineligible for no...

May Dreamworks Get It Right

Sister Mary Ann Walsh | Posted 06.10.2013 | Religion
Sister Mary Ann Walsh

Word is that Dreamworks, a sub-studio of Disney, is about to make a movie on the Boston Globe's January 2002 investigative report on pedophilia and the Archdiocese of Boston. If Dreamworks practices moviemaking artfully, then grace might shine through.

Real Talk: Why We Shouldn't Have Asked Train and Carly Rae Jepsen to Pull Out of the BSA Jamboree

Rob Smith | Posted 06.10.2013 | Gay Voices
Rob Smith

Within the past week, all of this energy has culminated in the relentless pressure being put on musicians Train and Carly Rae Jepsen by gay bloggers, journalists, and LGBT rights organizations to pull out of their performance duties at the annual Boy Scout's Jamboree.

Could A New Tax Bill Target The Boy Scouts' Gay Policy?

AP | Posted 06.09.2013 | Gay Voices

SAN FRANCISCO — California lawmakers are considering making the Boy Scouts of America and other youth groups that do not accept gay, transgender...

'Discreet' Gay Boy Scouts Are Already Allowed, So Don't Change National Policy, Group Claims

Posted 04.03.2013 | Gay Voices

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) aren't slated to make a decision regarding their controversial policy on gay participants until May, but that hasn't s...

Rick Perry Blasts Madonna's Protest Against Boy Scouts' No Gay Policy

The Huffington Post | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 03.22.2013 | Politics

Texas Governor Rick Perry (R) is upset with Madonna for her recent protest against the Boy Scouts' ban on gay members and leaders, calling her comment...

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...

Chipotle Pulls Boy Scout Event Sponsorship Over Gay Ban

AP | BRADY McCOMBS | Posted 03.19.2013 | Denver

SALT LAKE CITY -- Chipotle Mexican Grill has pulled its sponsorship of Utah's "Scout-O-Rama" because of the Boy Scouts of America's long-standing ban ...

Boy Scouts Survey on Homosexuals Crosses The Line

Steve Siebold | Posted 05.15.2013 | Gay Voices
Steve Siebold

It's time we welcome everyone into our society as an equal, and push for equality regardless of sex, race, religion, sexual preference or anything else. Hopefully in May, we can all celebrate when the Boy Scouts make the announcement they are lifting the ban on gays.

Boy Scouts Ask Members For Input On Gay Ban

AP | NIGEL DUARA | Posted 03.13.2013 | Gay Voices

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Faced with a backlash against their ban on gays, the Boy Scouts of America are surveying their members on a potential change in poli...

When Did the Southern Baptists Become Libertarian?

James Peron | Posted 05.10.2013 | Gay Voices
James Peron

In a rather typical fit of hyperbole, Rev. Richard Land of the Southern Baptist Convention took some new swipes at the LGBT community. When it comes to Land's morality, there is no "live and let live philosophy" in operation.

The Week to Week News Quiz for Friday, March 8, 2013

John Zipperer | Posted 05.08.2013 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Do you really follow the news or just surf it? Take our quiz and find out how much you know about the week's important developments.

Andy Birkey

Boy Scouts Get Big Boost From Major Companies

HuffingtonPost.com | Andy Birkey | Posted 03.04.2013 | Politics

One in seven Fortune 500 companies gave to the Boy Scouts Among the corporations that make up the current Fortune 500 -- Fortune magazine’s y...

Evangelical Leader Says Anti-LGBT Advocates Being 'Ostracized' Like KKK

Posted 02.28.2013 | Religion

A man Time magazine once called one of America's most influential evangelicals has claimed that people who disagree with homosexuality are in danger ...

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.

LOOK: 8-Year-Old Writes Adorable Letter Asking Boy Scouts To Allow Gay Participants

Posted 02.27.2013 | Gay Voices

An 8-year-old Cub Scout has penned a poignant letter asking the Boy Scouts of America to allow gay participants. The boy, identified in the letter...