Jennifer Tyrrell gets emotional talking about being fired from the Boy Scouts
Tyrrell, a lesbian Den Mother from Ohio, was asked to resign as a Boy Scout leader troop leader when they learned of her orientation. GLAAD began its expansion into the larger cultural conversation by backing her petition for reinstatement.
“I’ve never even been on a plane before,” Tyrrell told the audience. “But I got on one yesterday because we all agreed it’s time to stand up.”
The Scouts officially lifted its ban on gay adult leaders last year.