Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, and for Now, Don’t Lead: The Troubled Future of Scouting

The gay mother of two scouts is hopeful for change on the 104th anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America

Duty to God? Or Prejudice and Judgement?

Chad Miller believe it is his responsibility to surround his son with men who will model Christ-like examples of love and acceptance. He wonders why his son’s Boy Scout Leaders don’t feel the same.

Openly Gay Teen Accuses Scouts of ‘Weeding Out Gays’

15-year-old Steven Palewski and his father are concerned the Boy Scouts are making use of the “transition time” before the new rules about gay Scouts goes into affect to “essentially weed out all of the homosexual Scouts from their ranks.”

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

“Without justice, there can be no peace.” —Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr.

Why I Am Actively Supporting the Boy Scouts

If my greatest sin in the end is that I’ve been too open, too loving, that I’ve drawn the circle of inclusion to large, I’m willing to take that chance.

Boy Scouts Vote on Lifting Ban on Gay Members

A controversial debate within the Boy Scouts of America is coming to a head this week as 1,400 of its leaders vote on lifting the ban that doesn’t allow homosexuals or atheists into its ranks.

“Since the BSA can expel gay people, it’s up to their allies who are harder to demote or expel to be that voice in the organization.”

This is a comment by Ryan Hauck on the post “No Equality Badge For Boy Scouts Of America”.

What Coach Chuck Merino Taught Me

More than twenty years ago, popular Boy Scout troop leader Chuck Merino came out as gay. What did an average teenage boy learn from this exceptional coach?

Boy Scouts of America Close to Changing Policy on Homosexuals

Will the longstanding and controversial ban finally be lifted?

60 Reasons to be Proud in 2012

Coming out in Hollywood in 2012 became a casual affair. Gone were the days of the “I’m Gay” cover photo.

Giving Thanks for Our Successes

While the road ahead can be daunting, on this Thanksgiving, let’s be thankful for how far we’ve come.

“They can BE boys without anyone telling them to slow down, be quiet, or stay clean.”

This is a comment by Texpat on the post “Proof of Harm – The Boy Scouts’ ‘Perversion Files'”.

Boy Scouts’ Secret Sex Abuse Files Available to Public

14,500 pages of documents related to sexual abuse and inappropriate behavior by Boy Scouts volunteers and leaders were released today.

“I wouldn’t blame anyone for having a difficult time deciding whether to give up their badge.”

This is a comment by Kaleb Blake on the post “Eagle Scouts Returning Their Badges for LGBT Equality”.

This is Why I Withdrew My Son From Cub Scouts

Joanna Schroeder decided that despite her son’s protests, she could not knowingly sign her name to an organization that alienates gay kids and systematically covers up sexual abuse.

A Scout Is…

Emiliano C. Diaz de Leon hopes Boy Scouts will one day restore their trustworthiness.