• Petitioned Girl & Boy Scouts: Stop Excluding Transgender Youth!

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Girl & Boy Scouts: Stop Excluding Transgender Youth!

Girl & Boy Scouts: Stop Excluding Transgender & LGB Youth!

    1. Petition by

      Transgender Law Center

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February 2013

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From Transgender Law Center: The Girl Scouts have clarified with GLAAD that their national policy is not subject to non-implementation at the local level.

No youth should be excluded from the character building experiences that Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts have to offer.

While leaders at the national level of Girl Scouts are supportive of trans youth, they do not yet have a national policy to prevent the exclusion of transgender scouts at the local level. While we applaud them for the gains they've made, we kindly ask they make the final step towards full equality.

The Boy Scouts have a national policy of exclusion, and are currently reviewing that policy.

All youth should have a fair chance to succeed!

To:
Girl & Boy Scouts: Stop Excluding Transgender Youth!
Recent news that LGBT scouts are sometimes excluded from participating in their local chapters is deeply disturbing.

We are calling on your organization to implement a national policy to end this discrimination and give all youth a fair chance to participate in your character building programs.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Deanna Hallmark SANTA FE, NM
      • over 1 year ago

      I am a transgender girl and a former Boy Scout myself who experienced the pain of not fitting in to the role of being a boy or a man.

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    • Kenneth Kron SAN FRANCISCO, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      Why should there be boy vs girl scouts. Most of the rest of the civilized world just has scouting where the focus is on character not gender identification.

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    • Christian Reed MARION, IL
      • over 1 year ago

      Proud TransMan

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    • Astrid Fiano BRONX, NY
      • over 1 year ago

      Discrimination should never be happening. Kids need to know, to hear, they are equal and supported.

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    • Veronika Fimbres SAN FRANCISCO, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      It only makes sense! Look at the video on my page, by the St. Anne Boy Scout Troop 15! They are all inclusive, as informed by their Troop Leader! YaaaaaaaaaY!

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