Here are 13 heart-breaking stories of amazing people thrown out of the Scouts simply for being gay

This weekend, Scouts for Equality have been Tweeting the personal touching stories of men and women who've been fired from the BSA.
This weekend, Scouts for Equality have been Tweeting the touching personal stories of men and women who've been fired from the BSA.

This weekend, Scouts for Equality have been Tweeting the touching personal stories of men and women who’ve been fired from the BSA.

One reason the equality movement has advanced rapidly in recent years is the simple fact that social media lets people share personal stories with huge audiences at lighting speed.

Debunking antigay arguments against ending the Boy Scouts of America ban — namely, that homosexual “conduct” is against the Scout Oath to “be clean in word and deed” — Scouts for Equality have been Tweeting a series of personal stories.

As we count down to the moment of today’s vote to lift the gay leadership ban forever, here are 13 of these heart-rending stories:

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