The 6 Best Parents of 2013

With deeds ranging from encouraging letters to acts of profound solidarity, these parents embody acceptance and generosity.

BY Alex J Davidson

December 23 2013 5:00 AM ET

Father and Son Who Biked 1,800 miles to Protest Boy Scout Policy

Dave McGrath, who with his son Joseph biked from Idaho to Texas to protest the Boy Scouts of America’s proposal to no longer deny membership for gay youths, but still keep the ban on gay adult leaders. The elder McGrath has two gay sons for whom he is riding, and his identical twin brother, Geoff, is an Eagle Scout and also happens to be gay. McGrath himself has served as a scoutmaster for 20 years.