Averhart was 15 when he reported in being molested by his scout leader William Sheehan over four years at camp. Read more of Aaron's story: 'It was hush, hush. It made me sick. Are there more victims? Only now, he says, at age 45, is he able to give a name to what happened to him and talk about it openly; a process helped by discovering other men in Foxborough, Massachusetts where Sheehan came from.
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Pascal Tessier becomes first openly gay Boy Scout to achieve Eagle rank weeks after organisation lifts ban on gay youths. Change is coming quickly to the Boy Scouts of America after years of turmoil and debate over its membership policy, with an openly gay year-old in Maryland achieving the highest rank of Eagle Scout. His achievement comes just weeks after the organization lifted its ban on gay youth. For Tessier, it represents six years of work, 27 merit badges and projects in service, leadership and outdoor skills. He put all that at risk, though, to advocate publicly against the scouts ban on gays. After a vote last year, the organization of 2.
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He had been my counselor for three years, was a school teacher somewhere, and was very kind to me. My first year in camp I was very home-sick and this kind and gentle man would hold me close to him, in private, and allow me dignity as I cried onto his shoulder. He held me, stroked my back but in no way did he take "advantage" of me. Over the next two years I had my parents request this man, whom I believed to have been in his late 30s, to be my counselor because I liked him and thought he was a very nice man. During my third and final year I began having sexual desires for him, wanted him to kiss me, and tried to give him several hints.
The Boy Scouts of America lifted its ban on gay adult leaders this week, after striking a ban on gay youth in But on Monday night, when the Boy Scouts finally lifted its ban on gay adults, that phrase felt appropriate. This really is just the beginning. There is much work to do. The group defended its right to discriminate all the way to the Supreme Court, which ruled in favor of the Boy Scouts in