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Twin Eagle Scouts Have Same Merit Badges But Only One Will Get To Stay In Boy Scouts

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 05.05.2014 | Gay Voices

Two twin brothers are on the precipice of legally becoming adults -- and they are about to receive radically different treatment from an organization ...

Seattle Church's Support Of Gay Boy Scout Leader Prompts Troop Ban

AP | PHUONG LE | Posted 06.21.2014 | Gay Voices

SEATTLE (AP) — The Boy Scouts of America has revoked its charter agreement with a Seattle church that refused to remove a gay troop leader after the...

Gay Teen Uses Boy Scouts to Help Gay Community (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | Posted 04.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

2014-04-17-20140416EricSnydersmall.jpgAs a sophomore in high school, Eric Snyder was about to come out. But then he realized the Boy Scouts had a discriminatory policy against gay and bisexual scouts, forcing him to remain in the closet. Even though Eric couldn't be openly gay, he decided that his Eagle Scout project would be.

Boy Scouts Reportedly Kick Out Troop Leader For Being Gay

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 04.01.2014 | Gay Voices

The Boy Scouts of America is coming under fire for reportedly removing and subsequently banning an openly gay scout leader from his position in the or...

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...

Boy Scouts Start Admitting Openly Gay Youth On New Year's Day

AP | DAVID CRARY and NOMAAN MERCHANT | Posted 12.28.2013 | Gay Voices

The Boy Scouts of America will accept openly gay youths starting on New Year's Day, a historic change that has prompted the BSA to ponder a host of po...

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...

Has The Boy Scouts' Gay Vote Had Any Impact?

AP | JOHN RABY | Posted 07.16.2013 | Gay Voices

GLEN JEAN, W.Va. -- Two months after a vote that accepted openly gay boys as Scouts, officials for the Boy Scouts of America say they've put the issue...

Why Mormon Support of the BSA Decision Is a Good Thing for Gay Mormon Youth

Mitch Mayne | Posted 08.12.2013 | Gay Voices
Mitch Mayne

By acknowledging -- maybe for the first time -- that gay kids can and do correctly identify their orientation, the Mormon Church is poised to make powerful changes to protect the health of young gay Mormon boys, helping to keep our gay youth safer and happier than ever before.

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," ...

Boy Scouts of America: The Good, the Bad and the (Still) Highly Discriminatory

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 08.05.2013 | Gay Voices
Warren J. Blumenfeld

No one is advocating same-sex sexual conduct between Boy Scouts or between scout leaders and Boy Scouts. However, BSA's continuing ban on gay and bisexual leaders confuses identity with conduct.

Buffet-Style Bible Believers

Neale Donald Walsch | Posted 08.04.2013 | Religion
Neale Donald Walsch

I don't mind when people use the Bible as their Source and Authority on matters of spiritual consequence, but I do have a problem with people who choose only those verses that suit their purpose, then ignore anything and everything that does not.

Aaron Sankin

Boy Scouts May Lose Nonprofit Status In Major State

HuffingtonPost.com | Aaron Sankin | Posted 05.30.2013 | San Francisco

The California State Senate on Wednesday passed a bill that would strip the Boy Scouts of nonprofit status in California because of the group's anti-g...

Faulty Heuristics Govern BSA's Decision on Gays

Deborah Plummer | Posted 07.29.2013 | Gay Voices
Deborah Plummer

Ultimately, the Boy Scouts of America is a private organization and has the right to define its own membership. However, they should be very careful about defining moral behavior as synonymous with a heterosexual orientation and banning gay adult leaders.

A Gay Dad On The Landmark Boy Scouts Decision: 'It's A Hollow Victory'

ivillagelogo | Posted 05.28.2013 | Parents

Written by Erik Botsford for iVillage Over Memorial Day weekend, I spent a drizzly, grey morning on a hike in the woods of Western Massachusetts wi...

Boy Scouts of America Make a Historic Decision... Now It's Time to Allow LGBT Adult Leaders!

Jennifer Tyrrell | Posted 07.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Jennifer Tyrrell

The BSA knows that their policy change regarding gay scouts is simply not good enough. I'm asking them to allow LGBT parents like me to participate in their children's lives. Just because the BSA has the legal right to deny LGBT people membership doesn't mean that it is morally right.

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 of America's Decision Has Ugly Echos of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

Wayne Besen | Posted 07.24.2013 | Gay Voices
Wayne Besen

We've heard this "good first step" argument before. Although "don't ask, don't tell" was ostensibly an improvement on a blanket ban on honorable gay service members, it came with a steep price, because it portrayed gay people as inferior and a threat to the cohesion of the Armed Forces.

Gay Boy Scouts Employee: I'm Living A Lie

time.com | Posted 05.21.2013 | Gay Voices

I am a full-time paid professional employee of the Boy Scouts of America. I am also gay. ...

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...

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 13th Point Of The Scout Law

Levi A. Miles | Posted 06.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Levi A. Miles

I am a Boy Scout. As a matter of fact, I'm an Eagle Scout. And yet I cannot continue to serve the organization that played a large part in shaping who I am today. Why? Because of whom I love, which apparently negates the values that were ingrained in me during my years of scouting.

Mormon Church Responds To Boy Scouts' Controversial Gay Proposal

AP | BRADY McCOMBS | Posted 04.26.2013 | Gay Voices

SALT LAKE CITY -- The Mormon church has given its blessing to the Boy Scouts of America on its latest proposal to lift the gay ban for youth members b...

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...

I Really Hope My Son Gets to Be a Boy Scout

John Kinnear | Posted 04.11.2013 | Parents
John Kinnear

For two weeks we would get to backpack through the wilderness in New Mexico learning outdoor, teambuilding and leadership skills. And for two weeks his mom would hike silently among us while we used words like gay, queer and faggot.