Lifting the Ban on Gay Scout Leaders

By SADIE PRICE-ELLIOTT, age 13 PHOTO: Wikimedia Commons The Boy Scouts of America lifted its ban on gay Scout leaders, trailing the legalization of gay marriage. With the new policy, Scout groups are allowed to choose leaders whose beliefs line up with their own,...

Boy Scouts of America Lifts Ban on Gay Scouts

By ZOLA ROSS-GRAY, age 11 While the BSA lifted the ban on gay scouts, a ban is still in place against gay scout leaders. PHOTO: GLAAD The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has broken its longstanding ban on gay scouts. Before the vote was held the BSA proposed to end the...

Meet Zach Wahls, Founder of Scouts for Equality

By ZOLA ROSS-GRAY, age 11 Zach Wahls, LGBTQ rights activist and founder of Scouts for Equality, delivers petitions to the Boy Scouts of America. PHOTO: Christine Irvine Zach Wahls is the founder of Scouts for Equality, an organization that has been fighting since June...

Scouts Shout Out

By ZOLA ROSS-GRAY, age 11 Cub Scouts line up for color guard. PHOTO: US Navy The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) was formed more than 100 years ago as a Christian organization, but the official ban on gay leaders and scouts has only existed since 1991. Their official...