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Children of gay parents speak out in support of LGBT families (Video)

Saturday, July 13, 2013
In a new video from the Family Equality Council's "Outspoken Generation," young people from around the country who were raised by LGBT parents share their experiences of growing up in happy, healthy families. [ Read more → ]
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Petition calls on UPS to end corporate donations to anti-gay Boy Scouts

Tuesday, October 2, 2012
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- After successively lobbying Intel Corporation to end its corporate contributions to the Boy Scouts of America last month, LGBT rights advocate Zach Wahls has set his sights on United Parcel Service. [ Read more → ]
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Intel announces it will no longer support anti-gay Boy Scouts of America

Friday, September 21, 2012
The Boy Scouts of America has lost its largest corporate donor, Intel, which announced Friday that it will no longer support the group until it vows to stop discriminating against gay people. [ Read more → ]
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Zach Wahls, son of lesbian parents, addresses Democratic Convention

Thursday, September 6, 2012
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Zach Wahls, a 21-year-old gay rights activist raised by lesbian parents, addressed the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. on Thursday evening, and praised President Barack Obama for endorsing same-sex marriage, while criticizing GOP Mitt Romney for opposing it. [ Read more → ]
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Six Eagle Scouts return medals in protest of Boy Scouts’ anti-gay policy

Tuesday, July 31, 2012
At least six Eagle Scouts from across the country have return their Eagle Scout medal to the Boy Scouts of America in response to the organization's refusal to reverse its long-standing policy against gay scouts and gay and lesbian scout leaders. [ Read more → ]
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Boy Scouts’ policy captive to anti-gay religious groups

Wednesday, July 18, 2012
I’m not sure why anyone is surprised that the Boy Scouts of America reaffirmed the group’s bigoted ban on out gay members and leaders. After all, this is a group that is guided by the Southern Baptist Convention, The Roman Catholic Church, and the Mormon Church. Until the influence of these conservative religious groups wane, a new policy is doubtful, if not wishful thinking. [ Read more → ]
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Eagle Scout renounces rank in protest of Boy Scouts’ anti-gay policy

Monday, June 18, 2012
Naka Nathaniel, a once devoted and proud Eagle Scout, said he is renouncing his rank until the Boy Scouts of America ends its ban on gay scouts and gay and lesbian scout leaders. [ Read more → ]
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Ernst & Young chairman calls for Boy Scouts to end anti-gay policy

Wednesday, June 13, 2012
James Turley, the Global Chairman and CEO of Ernst & Young, and a board member of the Boy Scouts of America, has called for an end to the long-standing ban on gay Scouts and gay Scout leaders, and a new petition drive is aimed at board members who lead LGBT-inclusive companies. [ Read more → ]
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Boy Scouts says it has no plans to reverse ban on gays

Thursday, June 7, 2012
The Boy Scouts of America on Wednesday said it has no plans to end its 102-year-old policy banning gay scouts and gay and lesbian scout leaders, despite receiving an online petition containing more than 275,000 signatures urging a reversal of the anti-gay policy. [ Read more → ]
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Zach Wahls delivers 275,000 signatures to Boy Scouts calling for end to anti-gay policies

Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Outspoken advocate, author and Eagle Scout, Zach Wahls, today delivered more than 275,000 signatures to the Boy Scouts of America, calling on the group to end its long history of anti-gay discrimination and reinstate Ohio mom Jennifer Tyrrell, who was forcibly removed as den leader of her son’s troop because she’s gay. [ Read more → ]
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Video: Zach Wahls discusses his two moms, ‘lessons of love’

Sunday, May 13, 2012
In The Life Media celebrates Mother’s Day with the release of “My Two Moms,” a web short video featuring Zack Wahls, the son of lesbian moms whose passionate speech to the Iowa House of Representatives in support of marriage equality went viral on YouTube, capturing the attention of the country. [ Read more → ]
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Zach Wahls to co-chair Family Equality Council’s ‘Outspoken Generation’

Friday, April 6, 2012
WASHINGTON — Zach Wahls — the the former University of Iowa student whose impassioned testimony in support of marriage equality went viral last year — will serve as co-chair for “The Outspoken Generation,” the Family Equality Council’s national youth advocacy initiative involving the young adult children of LGBT parents. [ Read more → ]
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LGBT advocate Zach Wahls presents at GLAAD Media Awards

Monday, March 26, 2012
NEW YORK -- Writer and LGBT advocate Zach Wahls, the University of Iowa student who last year testified in a before the Iowa House of Representatives about the strength of his family and being raised by lesbian parents, took the stage Saturday night at the GLAAD Media Awards in New York. [ Read more → ]
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Sen. Santorum, put your money where your mouth is: Debate Zach Wahls!

Monday, January 9, 2012
For several months now, we’ve been watching the deranged clown car that is the slate of Republican Presidential candidates. We’ve watched as we assumed Mitt Romney would sweep every debate and caucus out there. And we watched as everyone who wasn’t Mitt Romney has risen... [ Read more → ]
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Zach Wahls wishes his moms, and all moms, a Happy Mother’s Day

Sunday, May 8, 2011
Zach Wahls wishes his moms, and all moms, a very Happy Mother's Day. [ Read more → ]
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Iowa teen who testified in support of marriage equality appears on ‘Ellen’

Thursday, February 17, 2011
Zach Wahls, a 19-year-old University of Iowa student who spoke about the strength of his family during a public forum over an amendment that seeks to repeal the state’s marriage equality law, appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres show today. [ Read more → ]
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Iowa teen gives impassioned speech in support of his gay parents

Tuesday, February 1, 2011
On Monday evening, Zach Wahls, a 19-year-old University of Iowa student spoke about the strength of his family during a public forum on House Joint Resolution 6, an amendment that seeks to repeal the state’s marriage equality law, and deny any form of legal recognition for gay couples. [ Read more → ]
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