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I was a Girl Scout for seven years. I loved earning badges and supporting my community through various projects. I wouldn’t say I was the best Girl Scout—my fellow Troop members and I may or may not have threatened to tie up our Troop Leader while trying to earn our crocheting badge—but there are many things I learned that I still apply to everyday life. One lesson I learned was to speak out for what I  believe in. Read More
  It reads like an SNL sketch: a girl scout in pigtails (Amy Poehler) rings the doorbell, only for the grumpy homeowner (Bill Hader) to tell her that her beloved Thin Mints will turn his kids into evil lesbians. At least that’s how pastor Kevin Swanson and his colleague Dave Buehner would have it.    On their radio show, the pair begged listeners to boycott Girl Scout Cookies because apparently the organization “doesn’t promote godly womanhood.” He implies that the organization’s website supports Planned Parenthood, abortions, and lesbianism. Read More
  A few years back I used to volunteer for The Pacific Center, an LGBT community center in Berkeley, California. I was on a speaking bureau with a group of other youth who would go to schools and organizations to speak out against homophobia and promote "tolerance." There was this game we would play, gender gumby, that demonstrates the differences in sexuality and gender expression. What we would figure out as a group is that  gender identity and sexuality is different from one person to the next. No one person is the same and most don’t fall into one set category. Read More