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Civil Rights

Obama ‘Welcomes’ Boy Scouts Decision But Says Leadership Should Be Open To Gays Too

by David Badash ● 4:22 PM May 24, 2013
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President Obama says he “welcomes” the Boy Scouts’ decision to admit openly-gay boys into its ranks, but says that all levels of the organization should be free of discrimination.

Discrimination

Straight LGBT Activist’s Petition Convinces UPS To Cut Off Anti-Gay Boy Scouts Funding

by David Badash ● 4:58 PM November 12, 2012
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Zach Wahls has finally convinced UPS to drop their funding of the anti-gay Boy Scouts of America, after his Change.org petition drew over 80,000 signatures.

Discrimination

Anderson Cooper Interviews Teen Denied Eagle Scout Rank For Being Gay

by David Badash ● 2:01 PM October 24, 2012
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Anderson Cooper interviewed Ryan Andresen, who has been in Scouting since he was six, about the Boy Scouts’ decision to deny him Eagle Scout rank because he is gay.

Bigotry Watch

Boy Scouts Fire Gay Staffer, 10 Quit In Protest

by David Badash ● 9:21 AM July 25, 2012
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Three days after the boy Scouts affirmed their anti-gay ban, 22-year old Tim Griffin, an Eagle Scout who was the most-tenured staffer at BSA’s Camp Winton was fired.

Bigotry Watch

The Boy Scouts’ Futile Isolationism

by Zinnia Jones ● 10:27 AM July 19, 2012
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The Boy Scouts have decided the “life-changing benefits” of scouting should be denied to an entire segment of the population that they’ve deemed poor role models.

Bigotry Watch

Infographic: Boy Scouts Long History Of Anti-LGBT Discrimination

by David Badash ● 10:53 AM July 18, 2012
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This excellent infographic from GLAAD details the Boy Scouts Of America’s long history of anti-LGBT discrimination. Here’s what you can do.

Discrimination

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

by David Badash ● 6:32 PM July 17, 2012
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Today, Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association admitted the head of the Boy Scouts of America personally contacted him about their ban against gay people.

Bigotry Watch

Boy Scouts Determined To Continue Ban On Gays After Secret Study

by David Badash ● 3:24 PM July 17, 2012
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The Boy Scouts of America announced it has concluded a secret, never-before revealed “study,” and is resolved that gay people should continue to be banned from BSA.

Civil Rights

Boy Scouts Keep Ban On Gays — Equality Organizations React

by David Badash ● 2:24 PM July 17, 2012
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Today, the Boy Scouts of America announced they will continue their ban on gay people at all levels in Scouting. Here are responses from equality organizations.

Bigotry Watch

Unmasked! Anti-LGBT Group Behind Girl Scout Cookie Boycott

by David Badash ● 11:15 AM January 12, 2012
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Parents of an anti-LGBT group, “Honest Girl Scouts,” are using their daughter to wage war on Girl Scouts for allowing a 7-year old transgender girl in a scout troop.