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Activist Groups Urge Obama to Reject Boy Scout Honor

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Activist groups, including Scouting for All, urge President Obama not to accept the honorary Presidency of the Boy Scouts of America until they stop discriminating.

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Scouting for All's 6th National Recogition of Gay and Atheist Scout and All Gay and Atheist Youth Month

Events Throughout October, 2005

The list below indicates organized National Annual GLBT Celebration / Rally locations and the Celebration / Rally Organizers' contact details if you'd like to offer your assistance.

If you wish to organize a 2005 Celebration / Rally at a location not listed, just click here .

The following States have one or more 2005 National Celebrations / Rallys scheduled. Please click on the closest State

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We now have several posters (8 1/2" x 14") available for download and printing for use in your Rally.
These are in .pdf format and require that you use the Adobe Acrobat Reader, which can be downloaded for free by clicking on the following image:
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Petaluma, CA

Scouting for All
Location of Rally Site: Redwood Empire Scout Council, 2240 Professional Dr., Santa Rosa, California
Rally Dates/Times: October 12th, 2005 / 12 noon - 5PM
contact: Steven and Scott Cozza
telephone: 707-778-0564
We will have signs and will protest outside the Redwood Empire Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Contact Scott or Steven Cozza to sign up and lend your support.

Scouting for All will also be sponsoring a find-raiser for a gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender youth organization called Positive Images located in Santa Rosa, serving Sonoma and surrounding counties. Please contact Terilynn Bench, S4A Board Member to help with the fund-raiser. Call Terilynn at S4A 707-778-0564. We are going to do a dance for the fund-raiser.

For Immediate Release
Date: September 22, 2005

Contact for press release questions:
Terilynn Bench (707) 775-3698,
Contact info for event: Scouting for All - (707) 778-0564

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, Archeoptryx, and Black Box, will take the stage beginning at 8pm. 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.

San Diego, CA

San Diego SFA
Location of Rally Site: 1207 Upas Street in Front of BSA headquarters
Date/Time: October 9/11AM - 1PM
contact: Howard Menzer
telephone: 858-268-2853
Come join us. Great speakers and a good timefor all. Check the Southwest region site for more info.


East Hartford, CT



Seattle, WA

Scouting for All (Northwestern Regional Office), GLSEN Puget Sound, Lakeside Schools' GLOW
Location of Rally Site: Contact GLSEN Puget Sound for location.
Rally Date/Time: Oct 14, 2005/ 9AM - 2PM
contact: Robert Raketty
telephone: 206-330-2099

GLSEN Puget Sound's Washington State Gay-Straight Alliance Network, Scouting for All and Gay, Lesbian or Whatever ("GLOW") have partnered to produce the 3rd Annual GSA Leadership Summitt on Friday, October 14.

Don't miss this exciting opportunity to network with other GSA's and share your experiences through peer-led workshops.




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