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Members of Scouts for Equality hold a rally to call for equality and inclusion for gays in the Boy Scouts of America as part of the 'Scouts for Equality Day of Action' May 22, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Boy Scouts To Accept Gay Youth Following Moraga Teen’s Battle

In one of their most dramatic choices in a century, local leaders of the Boy Scouts of America voted Thursday to ease a divisive ban and allow openly gay boys to be accepted into the nation’s leading youth organization.

05/23/2013

Carly Rae Jepsen  (credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Carly Rae Jepsen & Train Fight Boy Scouts’ LGBT Ban

First it was Bay Area band, Train and now Carly Rae Jepsen is standing up to the Boy Scouts of America (BSA)’s anti-gay policy by dropping out of…

03/05/2013

A detail view of a Boy Scout uniform. (Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

California Bill Would Remove Tax Break For Boy Scouts Over Gay Exclusions

A state lawmaker has introduced a bill that would allow California to strip the tax exempt status from youth groups, including the Boy Scouts of America, if they have policies that exclude gay members.

02/20/2013

Ryan Andresen of Moraga was kicked out of the Boy Scouts after 12 years and denied the rank of Eagle Scout after coming out as gay. (Andresen family photo)

East Bay Family Left Waiting After Boy Scouts Delay Gay Ban Vote

Faced with intense pressure from two flanks, the Boy Scouts of America said Wednesday it needed more time for consultations before deciding whether to move away from its policy of excluding gays as scouts or adult leaders. The move postpones a resolution for a Bay Area family that has been fighting the ban for months.

02/06/2013

Ryan Andresen of Moraga was kicked out of the Boy Scouts after 12 years and denied the rank of Eagle Scout after coming out as gay. (Andresen family photo)

East Bay Family Hoping Boy Scouts Reverse Ban On Gays

Anticipation heightens as the Boy Scouts of America are expected to make an announcement next week that would allow local councils to decide whether or not gays can join their organization.

01/29/2013

Ryan Andresen of Moraga was kicked out of the Boy Scouts after 12 years and denied the rank of Eagle Scout after coming out as gay. (Andresen family photo)

Bay Area Board Endorses Gay Teen’s Eagle Scout Bid

A Bay Area Boy Scouts review board has challenged the Boy Scouts of America’s prohibition on gay members by approving a local teenager’s application for Eagle Scout status.

01/08/2013

Ryan Andresen of Moraga was kicked out of the Boy Scouts after 12 years and denied the rank of Eagle Scout after coming out as gay. (Andresen family photo)

California Honors Gay Teen Kicked Out Of Boy Scouts

Assembly Speaker John Perez, who is openly gay himself, will recognize 18-year-old Ryan Andresen at the opening legislative session at noon.

12/03/2012

Ryan Andresen of Moraga was kicked out of the Boy Scouts after 12 years and denied the rank of Eagle Scout after coming out as gay. (Andresen family photo)

Gay Boy Scout From Moraga Delivers Petitions, Seeks Reinstatement

Ryan Andresen and his family presented more than 400,000 signatures gathered in an online petition to the Mt. Diablo Silverado Council on Thursday, supporting his reinstatement.

10/18/2012

Ryan Andresen & Ellen DeGeneres (credit: YouTube screenshot)

Gay Ex-Boy Scout From Moraga Gets $20K Check, TV Appearance

Ellen DeGeneres booked 18-year-old Ryan Andresen of Moraga as a guest on her talk show Thursday, which was National Coming Out Day.

10/12/2012

Ryan Andresen of Moraga was kicked out of the Boy Scouts after 12 years and denied the rank of Eagle Scout after coming out as gay. (Andresen family photo)

100K Support Moraga Mom’s Petition For Gay Son To Become Eagle Scout

A Moraga mother has gathered more than 100,000 signatures supporting her petition to the Boy Scouts of America to allow her gay son to become an Eagle Scout.

10/04/2012

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