This is just fantastic!
All over the country, people took part in the gay pride parades this past Sunday, and in some places, they did something very special.
In both New York City and Seattle (above), the parades were led by the Boy Scouts of America!
New York saw scouts of all ages, from young adults to 78-year-old David Knapp, who was at the parade with his boyfriend, proudly holding a sign that read, “Boy Scout leader kicked out for being gay.”
Greg Bourke, a 56-year-old father who was ousted from his role as troop leader, said:
“I want gay parents to have the opportunity to scout with their children.”
Yes! That’s what equality looks like!
And over in Seattle, it was the second year that the Boy Scouts were in charge of the color guard. Openly gay Scoutmaster and Eagle Scout Geoffrey McGrath explained their situation this year, saying:
“The Scout Executive of the local council stood pat on the national party line, but the Council President, who hires the Scout Executive, did not. He actually encouraged our participation…gently. He didn’t over state it, but he did wish us well.”
That sounds like the scouts may FINALLY be getting even more open minded about things!
It makes sense because these young men are the future!
[Image via Getty Images.]
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