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Press Release / Action Alert
For Immediate Release and Distribution

Date: September 28, 2005

Contact for Further Information
Terilynn Bench, S4A Board Member -
Scott Cozza, President S4A -
Scouting for All - (707) 778-0564

As part of our Scouting for All Annual Recognition of Gay and Atheist Scouts and all LGBT and Q Youth Month - October 2005 Scouting for All National has organized two events. We ask that you support these events by
attending them and or by making a contribution to Scouting for All to help us with our efforts in reaching out to LGBT youth in our attempt to get the Boy Scouts of America to rescind its harmful policy of discrimination
against gay and atheist youth and adults. The events are listed below and are being held in northern California.

We are also asking Scouting for All supporters both nationally and internationally to sign up as event organizers in your own communities.

You can do this by going to our web site and clicking on our 2005 Annual National Rally menu You can help as an Event Organizer by doing one of several options:

  1. Organizing a rally at your local scout council or in front of a business or charity that funds the Boy Scouts of America.
  2. Organize a fund-raiser for your local Lesbian, Gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBT & Q) youth group.
  3. You can just make a financial contribution to your local LGBT & Q youth group in your community such as a Gay Straight Alliance Club or your local LGBT Center's youth group.

You don't have to organize a rally or fund-raiser to sign-up online.
Sign-up on line as a financial contributing Event Supporter.

The following are the two events Scouting for All National has organized and we invite those locally to attend:

Step Forth And Speak Out Against The Boy Scouts of America's Discriminatory Policy

Where: Redwood Empire Scout Council, 2240 Professional Dr., Santa Rosa, California When: Wednesday, October 12, 2005 Time: 1200 noon until 6 PM

* Bring Signs for the public to see voicing the issue at hand. We will also have signs to hand out. Your attendance is greatly appreciated and will give both gay and atheist scouts and all gay youth a positive
affirming message.

Benefit for Positive Images At Phoenix Theater

Scouting for All, in collaboration with the Phoenix Theater, is pleased to present a benefit concert for Positive Images on Sunday, October 16, 2005, at the Phoenix Theater, located at 201 Washington Street, Petaluma.
Popular local bands, including We Attack at Dawn, Santiago, Numbers Like Dinosaurs, Archaeopteryx, and Black Box, will take the stage beginning at 8 PM. Proceeds will benefit Positive Images, which provides support for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered, Intersexed, Queer and Questioning youth and young adults in Sonoma County. Tickets are $7, and are available at the door.

Scouting For All is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization working to end the discriminatory policies of the Boys Scouts of America against gay and atheist youth and adults. This benefit for Positive Images is a part of
Scouting for All's 6th Annual National Recognition of Gay and Atheist Scout and All Gay and Atheist Youth Month. Scouting for All's national headquarters are based in Petaluma, California.




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