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Friday, October 12, 2012

Ryan Andresen, Gay Teen Denied Eagle Scout Honor, Tells His Story on Ellen

Posted By on Fri, Oct 12, 2012 at 11:21 AM

Eagle Scout Ryan
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Last week we told you about Ryan Andresen, the incredibly cool 17-year-old kid who was denied his Eagle Scout honor simply because he is gay. His story made national headlines and put the Boy Scouts of America -- and its badge of discrimination -- back in the spotlight.

The East Bay teen has not only garnered 400,000-plus signatures in his support, but he made a really stellar appearance on the Ellen Degeneres Show recently to tell his story. Turns out, the love for Ryan has been overwhelming, including from his fellow scouts.

And since Ellen is such a nice person, she surprised the Moraga teen with something that should cheer him up a bit.

Just watch:

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If you think Ryan deserves his Eagle Scout honor, then feel free to sign here.

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Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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