Ohio Mom, Jennifer Tyrrell Removed From Boy Scouts For Being Gay

You MUST watch this video of an amazing Ohio mom named Jennifer Tyrrell calling for the Boy Scouts to reinstate her as a scout leader. A couple weeks ago, she was ousted from being her 7 year-old son’s leader because she is gay.

GLAAD invited her to their awards show this past weekend to share her story. She hadn’t even been on a plane before. She stood in front of the audience and delivered a very emotional speech, with her partner Alicia Burns and their four children by her side. She also talked about that fact that she started a Change.org petition (http://change.org/scouts) that has over 115K+ signatures already. Please be sure to join in on that.

I’m not a distraction. Alicia is not a distraction. We are moms. And we’re Americans. My son and the other boys in the pack are becoming leaders and that has nothing to do with my sexual orientation,” said Tyrrell. Watch her speech below.

  • David Todd III

    Jennifer,
    You have inspired me to help make change. THANK YOU for that.
    Good luck…

    PS I was at the GLAAD Media Awards the night you spoke. You did an amazing job.