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New Webseries ‘Camp Abercorn’ to Spotlight Boy Scouts Ban on Gay Leaders: VIDEO

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An upcoming webseries centering on the experiences of being a part of the Boy Scouts of America is set to include a storyline about the BSA’s refusal to allow gay adults to serve in leadership roles.

The Huffington Post reports:

Screen Shot 2014-07-16 at 2.01.18 PMCreated by Jeffrey Simon [pictured right] and starring "Friday Night Lights" veteran Brad Leland, "Camp Abercorn" focuses on a fictional scouting organization called the Compass Guides of America, and focuses on "the real situations young men face while away from home for an entire summer."

Simon, who was an active Eagle Scout before coming out as gay at 19, says his new series aims to "re-direct the conversation away from executives in fancy offices and bring it back to the values of scouts and importance of camp."

The team has launched an Indiegogo campaign to help raise funds for the planned seven episode series.

Check out the debut trailer, AFTER THE JUMP

 

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  1. Importance of camp

    *snicker*

    Posted by: WOLF | Jul 17, 2014 1:30:46 PM


  2. Finally, an outlet for gay adolescents and youth that is supportive and nurturing of their masculine nature. The BSA doesn't seem to get that gay scouts can live up to the standard for men they've established just as well, if not better, than their straight counterparts. Male comraderie and bonding is something that the more conservative governing forces of the BSA understand are fundamentally important for young men to grow up into well-functioning and emotionally fulfilled adults. It's not the education that RuPaul's Drag Race or the catty queens that generally define the way gay men are perceived by and expected to behave by society at large.

    Perhaps this kind of camp will encourage future gay teenagers and men to stray away from the more harmful camp that typically defines their peers.

    Posted by: Rick | Jul 17, 2014 1:37:41 PM


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