George Takei will join Jennifer Tyrrell and GLAAD at this Sunday's New York City Gay Pride march to protest the Boy Scouts of America's policy banning openly gay scouts and leaders.

According to the New York Daily News, Takei, who is openly gay, will march to protest the ban.

“I was a Boy Scout, and I have wonderful memories of my Boy Scout days and we had no issues like what has come up in recent times,” Takei said. “I'm saddened and shocked by the policy the Boy Scouts have.”

Tyrrell is the 32-year-old Ohio mom who in April was ousted as den leader of her son's Boy Scout troop because she is a lesbian. She launched the petition to bring awareness of the Boy Scouts' policy banning openly gay scouts and leaders.

The petition, which attracted 275,000 electronic signatures, was delivered by gay rights activist Zach Wahls earlier this month.

Soon afterward, a resolution which would allow individual charter organizations to decide for themselves whether to accept openly gay members and leaders was introduced.

Spokesman Deron Smith, however, warned that the “introduction of a resolution does not indicate the organization is 'reviewing' a policy or signal a change in direction.”

Wahls, an Eagle Scout, also launched Scouts for Equality to lobby the group to approve the resolution.