Via People (February 25, 2013): Scout Ryan Adresen was denied Eagle status thanks to his sexuality. Now, he's speaking out about his battle with the organization to which he's devoted so many years of his young life:
"I was devastated. At first I was angry. Now I'm just focused...I've had people tell me I'm brave and courageous. Those are two words I've never heard about myself before."
It's only a matter of time before the ban ends. Hopefully, May 2013 will mark the ban's demise and Andresen's ascension to Eagle Scout status.