Jennifer Tyrrell

Boy Scouts ends ban on gay adults

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) today voted to end its ban on lesbian, gay, and bisexual adult leaders. The historic move comes after GLAAD and Scouts for Equality mounted a years-long media campaign to bring equality to Scouting.

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PHOTOS: Boy Scout mom Jennifer Tyrrell honored by Family Equality Council and visits Universal Studios Hollywood

The Family Equality Council honored LGBT advocate Jennifer Tyrrell over the weekend during its 10th Annual Los Angeles Awards Dinner.

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May 24, 2013

GLAAD thanks the many tireless advocates working to bring change to the #BoyScouts

After Thursday's historic vote, GLAAD would like to thank these incredible and tireless advocates for their working in helping to the BSA's anti-gay policies

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Photos: GLAAD on the ground at the Boy Scouts vote in Dallas

GLAAD wrapped up its press conference in Dallas, as 1,400 members of the Boy Scouts of America National Council meet in Dallas to vote on a resolution critical to equality in Scouting. Get a full recap of today's events and see a video of James Dale speaking about the anti-gay ban by following our live blog at www.glaad.org/scouts.

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Weekend Challenge: 5 conversations on lifting the Boy Scouts ban at worship

Many places of worship have a coffee hour, or fellowship, or just people hanging out after the services to chat with one another. This is your time to share your belief that the Scouts should be open to all.

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Happy Mother's Day, GLAAD Moms!

On Mother's Day this year, GLAAD is lifting up some of the exceptional mothers that we have been working with for the past year. They are women who have been dedicated to their family through many obstacles. Post these graphics on Facebook to thank them, and all the mothers who make lives better for LGBT people.
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April 25, 2013

Jennifer Tyrrell and the NOH8 Campaign urge Boy Scouts to end anti-gay ban

The NOH8 campaign has announced its plans to work with Jennifer Tyrrell, Ohio mom and ousted openly gay pack leader, on a new campaign. The NOH8 campaign is offering complimentary NOH8 photos to any Scout for equality who attends any upcoming NOH8 photo shoots in uniform and with a Scout ID to show their support for gay Scouts.

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April 25, 2013

Ohio mom Jennifer Tyrrell, GLAAD and 60,000 others urge Boy Scouts to drop ban on gay Scouts and parents

Jennifer Tyrrell, together with GLAAD and Scouts For Equality, today launched a new petition to urge the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) to completely lift its anti-gay ban on both youth members and adult employees and volunteers.
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March 25, 2013

Guess Who’s Coming to NYC Pride

NYC Pride announced on Monday that DOMA plaintiff Edith Windsor, actor, singer and civil rights advocate Harry Belafonte, and the President/CEO of the Center for Black Equity, Earl Fowlkes, will serve as Grand Marshals during the 44th Annual NYC LGBT Pride March in June 2013.

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GLAAD to Rick Perry: Back off attacks of LGBT people and allies like Madonna

Texas Governor and failed presidential candidate Rick Perry is angry with music legend and LGBT ally Madonna. Why? Because she had the audacity to join the millions of people calling on the Boy Scouts of America to drop their ban on gay scouts and gay leaders.
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