Today’s vote by the National Executive Committee of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) to end the organization’s decades-long policy and practice of excluding openly gay men from membership in Scouting marks yet another milestone in the march toward LGBT equality in our nation. As a result of this reform, which is to take effect immediately:
Q: I am an Eagle Scout and I am gay. Having been involved with the Boy Scouts since I was six years old, I would like to become a scoutmaster for my local troop, but I don’t want to hide my sexual orientation. What should I do?