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President Obama has included gay parents in a proclamation recognizing November as national adoption month.
No Merit Badge for Courage: National Boy Scouts of America Continues to Discriminate Against Adult LeadersSubmitted by Sue on May 23, 2013 - 6:24pm
The Boy Scouts of America (BSA), one of the country’s largest youth development organizations, today did away with the organization’s national policy that banned LGBT scouts, but continued their ban on LGBT scout leaders.
Under increasing pressure from within its leadership and from financial sponsors who found the ban indefensible the BSA has been backing away slowly from its anti-gay policy.
Statement from Nadine Smith, Equality Florida
MEDIA STATEMENT - May 9, 2013
Philip Dearborn is a Vietnam Veteran who served as a 1st Lt. in the U.S. Army, Mr. Dearborn holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Harvard University and worked in lower to mid level management at Time, Inc. before embarking on a 12 year career as an Independent Producer of Theatre and Films. Later, Mr. Dearborn founded a company that developed fund raising programs for non-profit organizations following which he designed and led Adventure Travel Tours. He is also a proud father of two daughters and four grandchildren.
Katee Tully spent twenty years in higher education leadership positions in North Carolina and New York. During her tenure, Katee raised significant funding and established a strong reputation for building collaborations and partnerships. Katee became known for her expertise in leadership development and business outreach during her ten years with East Carolina University; implementing a nationally recognized leadership program for middle grade and high school students which was featured on PBS.