A social network for gay scouts,
leaders and supporters has launched.
The Boy Scouts of America (BSA)
announced on Monday that it is considering ending its ban on openly
gay scouts and leaders. The BSA board could vote on the issue as
early as next week. The proposal calls for allowing individual
organizations to decide the issue for themselves.
Scouts mull ending gay ban.)
In a press release announcing its
launch, OutScouts.com said it was preparing for the “imminent
reversal of the ban.”
“We are elated that this
discriminatory chapter in American history has finally come to an
end,” John McKinnon, a former Eagle Scout and founder of
OutScouts.com, said in a statement. “The lifting of the ban
against gay scouts and leaders will bring equality to the Boy Scouts
of America; a highly respected organization comprised of Americans
from every conceivable background – including those in the LGBT
OutScouts.com is not affiliated with
the BSA. At the site, members can connect, setup forums and groups,
list events and share photos and videos.