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Gay Boy Scout Camp Counselor Fired on Camera After Coming Out: 'I Wish You Hadn't Done That' -VIDEO

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Eric Jones, a 19-year-old prominent and committed member of the Boy Scouts of America was kicked out last July because he came out as gay to the director of the organization's annual Summer Camp in Missouri.  

E_jonesNot only was he immediately removed from the camp because of their anti-gay policy, but the entire "process" was caught on camera and will be featured in Ryan James Yezak's upcoming documentary Second Class Citizens.

Says the Boy Scout official:

"I understand, and quite honestly your lifestyle is your lifestyle. It has nothing whatsoever to do with the way I look at an individual or the way I judge them. However, by telling me what you just told me, it automatically takes you out of the program. I wish you hadn't done that."

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP....

You might remember Yezak's viral trailer for the film. Check it out here.

The Boy Scouts will be voting today on a proposal to lift the ban on gay scouts (that would retain a ban on gay leaders).

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Gay Man Responds to Azealia Banks' 'Faggot' Slurs with Rap Instructing Her to 'Love Don't Hate': VIDEO

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Ryan James Yezak, the filmmaker behind the in-progress documentary Second Class Citizens (remember 'The Gay Rights Movement' video?), doesn't want to give up on Azealia Banks because of her use of anti-gay slurs, so he wrote this open rap to her.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

In related news, GLAAD President Herndon Graddick reached out to Towleroad with a reaction to our post last night about Banks' attacks on the organization and her defense of the word "faggot".

Said Graddick: "I've never said that Azealia Banks is anti-gay, but I think she talks like someone disconnected from the violence experienced by men who don't fit society's notions of masculinity -- violence that escalates when celebrities like Azealia Banks demean such people. It's the queer youth and those who might not fit the mold of masculinity who suffer most from this kind of crap she is peddling."

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2012 In 4 Minutes: VIDEO

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Filmmaker Ryan James Yezak took a break from his forthcoming documentary, Second Class Citizens, to review 2012 and compile this 4-minute review of the year ending in a few hours. It's all here: Honey Boo, Obama's reelection, the cruise ship overturning off the coast of Italy...

Relive the past twelve months in four minutes of "that happened too?" AFTER THE JUMP.

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If You're Gay and Voting for Mitt Romney: VIDEO

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Ryan James Yezak, the filmmaker behind the viral 'The Gay Rights Movement' video, has something to say to you.

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Boy Scout Camp Counselor Fired After Telling Director He's Gay: VIDEO

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Another case of anti-gay discrimination from the Boy Scouts.

E_jonesEric Jones, an Eagle Scout and camp counselor for the Boy Scouts in Missouri, came out to the camp director over the weekend and was summarily fired, the NY Daily News reports:

"He said I was deserving to be there, but he had to follow the policy of BSA," Jones said.

Jones said that while he knew of the Boy Scouts policy, he thought that the director "would overlook it" because he had been working at the camp for nearly five years.

"This is definitely good for me. I'm generally happy," Jones said, describing how he feels a day later.
“But most importantly, I feel discriminated,” he added.

Watch an interview with Jones from FOX4KC, AFTER THE JUMP...

Jones' conversation with the camp director about his sexuality, was filmed by Ryan James Yezak, the director whose documentary-in-progress, Second Class Citizens, made a splash on the web earlier this year, after Jones consulted with Yezak on how he should come out. Jones' story will appear in Yezak's film.

The Boy Scouts recently announced it would review its policy on gays but promised no solutions after a petition campaign from GLAAD inspired by the ousting of Ohio den mother Jennifer Tyrrell, one that Eagle Scout Zach Wahls has also been heavily involved in.

According to a notice from Change.org, Tyrrell will deliver 300,000 petition signatures in support of her reinstatement to the Boy Scouts of America’s headquarters in Dallas, Texas on Wednesday.

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I Want to Know What It's Like: VIDEO

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The latest video in support of Ryan James Yezak's documentary "Second Class Citizens".

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

Previously...
What Homosexuality is Not [tr]
The Gay Rights Movement [tr]

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