Saturday, February 18, 2017

12.1 - Good News: Boy Scouts accepting transgender boys

Good News: Boy Scouts accepting transgender boys

I want to start with two related bits of Good News.

Sometimes, progress comes in two-year jumps.

In 2013, the BSA lifted a ban on openly gay scouts.

In 2015, it lifted its ban on gay adult leaders.

And now, in 2017, the Boy Scouts has begun accepting transgender boys, declaring it will register youth based on the gender identity listed on their application rather than on their birth certificate.

And a bit of hope still sparkles.

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