There are no formal policy barriers for trans youth in Scouts BSA. But the story of a scout in Texas shows how it's still a steep challenge to find and…
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Zach Wahls was the face of Scouts for Equality, but his activism in the Boy Scouts wasn't always the plan.
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Forrest Gertin was the Boy Scouts' first openly gay national chief. Looking back, he says the culture has changed a lot, but can still do more to suppo…
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Join us for conversation and community, reflecting on the eight years since the Boy Scouts of America ended its ban on gay youth.
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Thread: Gather 'round the campfireHello, dear readers. This week in the newsletter, I wanted to try out a new feature: Threads! This allows us to comment, chat and create convers…
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"There are not enough words to express the pure joy and happiness I have for being part of the Scouting family again."
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Talk to a friend. Find a therapist. But don't go it alone.
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Exploring the echoes between Christopher McCracken's story and my own.
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“Scouting really acts like a family in my memory, in that it did me some harm, but it's disingenuous and incomplete really to say it was only harm. I g…
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"Growing up gay in Scouting during this time was tremendously difficult; my love of the program was a major factor in keeping my true self hidden for s…
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A story of homophobia, and how it weaves its way so thoroughly into our culture.
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"Find comfort in who you are and don’t be afraid to share that with the world. I found confidence, empowerment, and a better sense of happiness when I …
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