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Boy Scouts of America

Latest news about ongoing discrimination in the Boy Scouts of America. Previously, the boys scouting organization had an effective ban against young members who identified as gay. In protest, many Eagle Scouts, which is the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America, returned their Eagle Scout badges. Effective January 2014, the ban against gay young members is lifted, after controversy about the policy prompted a national vote among its leaders. Zach Wahls, an Eagle Scout, LGBT activist, and the son of two lesbian mothers, founded Scouts For Equality, which lobbies for change in the national organization.

A spokesman says the organization will still compensate survivors of abuse.

February 18 2020 1:49 PM

Sexual abuse settlements could force the once anti-LGBTQ organization into Chapter 11.

December 15 2018 1:34 PM

Transgender Eagle Scout Jessie "Gender" Earl on the argument that girls shouldn't be allowed in the newly renamed Scouts BSA.

May 17 2018 2:27 PM

In preparation for admitting girls into the organization in 2019, the Boy Scouts of America will go gender-neutral.

May 02 2018 5:15 PM

It’s sad that we still see so many different programs in terms of the gender binary. Thankfully, BSA is getting with the times.

October 13 2017 1:50 PM

Girls will be admitted to the Cub Scouts, while a program for older girls will soon be developed.

October 11 2017 4:50 PM

The Boy Scouts of America finally apologizes for Trump's self-congratulatory political speech to a group of young men.

July 27 2017 3:45 PM
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