Zach Wahls, the dashing and undeniable superstar of the LGBT activist circuit at the moment, will deliver more than 275,000 signatures to the Boy Scouts at the organization's annual meeting in Orlando, all names of folks who support the recently ousted lesbian den leader Jen Tyrrell.
Reports the Miami Herald:
Supporters of a lesbian mother will present a petition at the Boy Scouts of America's annual meeting in Orlando to protest her removal from a troop in Ohio.
Deborah Tyrrell's supporters will present the petition with more than 275,000 names when the Boy Scouts' meeting begins in Florida Wednesday.
Tyrrell was removed last April as a leader of the troop near Bridgeport, Ohio. Boy Scouts' policy prohibits gays from being adult leaders.
Among those who will present the petition is Eagle Scout Zach Wahls, an Iowa college student who was raised by lesbian mothers. A video of Wahls urging Iowa legislators not to end civil unions went viral last year.
Writes Jen in the Change.org petition that has garnered 283,000 signatures:
It is time for the Boy Scouts of America to reconsider its policy of exclusivity against gay youth and leaders. Please sign this petition to call for an end of discrimination in an organization that is shaping the future.
As more individuals become aware of the discrimination I’ve been dealing with, it is my hope that these incidents will happen less frequently—if at all.