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Infographic: Boy Scouts Long History Of Anti-LGBT Discrimination

by David Badash on July 18, 2012

in Bigotry Watch,Discrimination,News,Politics

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This excellent infographic from GLAAD details the Boy Scouts Of America‘s long history of anti-LGBT discrimination. Yesterday, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) announced the culmination of a secret examination — a supposed two-year study examining whether or not they should drop their ban against allowing gay scouts and LGBT adult scout leaders into the BSA. The answer was a rather cryptic and antagonistic (frankly, nasty) “no.”

Seth Adam, GLAAD’s Senior Manager of Communications notes:

Ohio mom Jennifer Tyrrell will deliver more than 300,000 signatures to the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) on Wednesday, calling on the organization to finally put an end to its ban on gay scouts and LGBT leaders. Jennifer launched a Change.org petition in April after she was ousted as leader of her son’s Cub Scouts pack because she’s gay.

Jennifer is one of countless others who have suffered an injustice at the hand of the Scouts’ discriminatory policies. Just this week, Missouri-based Eagle Scout, Eric Jones, was forcibly removed from his job at a Boy Scouts summer camp simply because he’s gay.

But many people are questioning the Scouts’ methodology in its so-called “review,” including Scouts for Equality founder and Eagle Scout Zach Wahls, who today launched a Change.org petition calling on the BSA to let its Executive Board vote on a resolution that would end the ban once and for all.

Related:

American Family Association: Head Of Boy Scouts Contacted Us About Gay Ban

Boy Scouts Determined To Continue Ban On Gays After Secret Study

Boy Scouts Keep Ban On Gays — Equality Organizations React

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