Clipped Wings: The personal side of the Boy Scouts’ discrimination

Staff Reports

“Clipped Wings,” a short documentary about the discriminatory policies of the Boy Scouts of America, tells the story of Liam Easton-Calabria, a candidate for the rank of Eagle who came out before the Boy Scouts allowed openly gay scouts.

The film also follows the story of Geoff McGrath, a Washington state scoutmaster who was ejected from scouting because of his sexual orientation.


The film was made by award-winning Ballard High School film students Leo Pfeifer, Duncan Gowdy and Coleman Andersen. Between them, their films have been honored by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and various regional, national and international festivals including the Seattle International Film Festival and the Chicago International Film Festival.

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