A former scout leader says it’s time the Boy Scouts lift the ban on gay members and leaders, and for the first time in a century, the organization is talking about it.
The Irving-based Boy Scouts of America is considering a dramatic change in its controversial policy of excluding gays as leaders and youth members.
The UPS Foundation says it will no longer give grants to the Boy Scouts of America as long as the group excludes gays and lesbians from being scouts or scout leaders.
For the first time ever the University of Texas at Arlington is celebrating Gay Pride Week. The campus LGBTQA Program is hosting events through Friday, many of which are free and open to the public.
When it comes to gays and the Boy Scouts, President Barack Obama and the youth organization he serves as honorary president have agreed to disagree.
Rev. William Owens takes great issue with Obama’s linkage of Dr. King’s civil rights movement of the past to the current gay rights movement regarding same-sex marriage. Owens says that King embraced traditional religion, and he strongly suggests that King would not want his civil rights’ mission altered to include same-sex marriage.
The fight over the policy to ban participation in scouting, based on sexual orientation, took a symbolic turn in Irving Wednesday morning, inside the Irving national headquarters for the Boy Scouts of America.
After a confidential two-year review, the Boy Scouts of America on Tuesday emphatically reaffirmed its policy of excluding gays, angering critics who hoped that relentless protest campaigns might lead to change.
Arlington police have arrested one suspect and identified four others involved in a hate crime involving graffiti spray painting that included anti-gay slurs, racial slurs, hateful messages and vulgar images.
Police in Arlington are investigating nearly a dozen incidents of anti-gay graffiti in one area. The vulgar messages were reported early Sunday and all happened in one neighborhood.
Plano police are looking for two men they say committed a hate crime in their city. According to authorities, the suspects pistol-whipped an 18-year-old young man after he defended his two female friends from anti-gay remarks.
Can you judge someone’s sexual orientation just by looking at their face? According to a new scientific study, both men and women may have this inherent “gaydar” ability.