The Secular Coalition for America today said the Boy Scouts’ recent decision to allow openly gay boys is a positive step in the right direction, but does not go far enough. The SCA expressed disappointment that the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has decided to continue its policy of discrimination against atheists and gay Scout leaders.
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WASHINGTON—In a historic move, 1,400 leaders from the nation’s local Boy Scouts of America Councils gave the green light to equality for gay Scouts, voting to end the organization’s long standing ban on gay youth. Unfortunately the new policy does not go far enough, leaving adult Eagle Scouts, scout leaders, and parents behind. The resolution passed today reads in part, “no youth may be denied membership in the Boy Scouts of America on the basis of sexual orientation or preference alone.”
Today, President Barack Obama announced he will award a posthumous Presidential Medal of Freedom to Dr. Sally Ride, the first American female astronaut to travel to space. The Medal of Freedom is the Nation’s highest civilian honor, presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.
The supremely talented openly gay singer and pianist Michael Feinstein collaborates with legendary composer-conductor-pianist André Previn.
The songs on singer/songwriter Dido’s fourth album are ones of defiance, heartbreak, and hope. GrooveOut short.
An effortlessly effervescent, bleached-out-in-the-sun pop record that features some of the most dynamic, complex songs Zooey Deschanel has ever written. She is paired with Him, aka M. Ward. GrooveOut short.
In real life, Barbra Streisand has a gay son (Jason Gould); in reel life, there’s Seth Rogen. DVD short.
Fed up with trying to score a male companion at a singles night event, Molly rolls up to a bar and stumbles upon gay marriage activist Mercedes, who was recently dumped. DVD short.
Narrated by Joel Grey, showcases legends such as Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, George and Ira Gershwin, Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II, Leonard Bernstein, and Stephen Sondheim. DVD short.