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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.

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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...

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 of America: Another Closed Door for Black GBTQ Youth

Irene Monroe | Posted 04.25.2013 | Gay Voices
Irene Monroe

The Boy Scouts of America's position on GBTQ scouts is unquestionably discriminatory, and its hesitancy to swiftly remove its ban dishonors the organization's goal and philosophy

Boy Scouts' Gay Ban Inspires Petition Calling For Organization's Tax Exempt Status To End

Posted 02.21.2013 | Gay Voices

A former scout's petition to end tax-exempt status for the Boy Scouts of America in response to the organization's reaffirmed anti-gay stance is picki...

Alternative Youth Groups Grow As Boy Scouts' Gay Turmoil Deepens

AP | DAVID CRARY | Posted 02.19.2013 | Gay Voices

NEW YORK -- With the Boy Scouts of America entangled in a furor over its ban on gays, lesser-known youth organizations across the ideological spectrum...

Pundit Politely Tells Anti-Gay Official That He Is An Idiot

Upworthy | Posted 02.18.2013 | Politics

Contrary to popular belief, the Boy Scouts is not an organization created in the 1500s to maintain the bigoted status quo....

Gods, Gays and Scouts

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 04.17.2013 | Gay Voices
Christopher Brauchli

God would probably be as surprised as anyone to learn that in the eyes of the BSA, some of the boys He created are unworthy of service in an organization the rules of which require its members to believe in Him.

Boy Scouts Maintains Gay Ban, But Accepts Convicted Criminals

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.14.2013 | Gay Voices

The Boy Scouts of America might be adamantly against including gay members, but convicted criminals are another story. The Human Rights Campaign r...