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Injustice Anywhere Is A Threat To Justice Everywhere

Scouting For AllInjustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
Martin Luther King Jr.

That’s the slogan for Scouting For All. Due to being ill with Whooping Cough, I missed the last Sunday’s yearly Scouting For All rally at San Diego’s Balboa Park.

Annually, Scouting For All‘s San Diego chapter rallies to encourage the Boy Scouts to either stop discriminating against LGBT and non-theist children, leaders, and parents, or get their camp out of Balboa Park.

One of the speakers this year was former Eagle Scout Brenda Watson. She’s transgender. Former Eagle Scout Brenda WatsonI say former Eagle Scout because she turned in her badge last year — she’ll reclaim her Eagle Scout title when the Boy Scouts stop discriminating. She was a transgender speaker in a group of gay, lesbian, transgender, and atheist speakers; people coming together to fight discrimination and injustice as a cohesive group.

The Gay & Lesbian Times will likely cover the event in their Thursday edition, but I haven’t been able to read up on what happened at the event online to this point — no mainstream news organization published a story on the event.  With no new legal news coming out of the California Supreme Court or Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently, and so much of the discussion within the LGBT community these days being about a fully inclusive ENDA, I don’t imagine that the Scouting For All rally will rate much of a story even within the local LGBT press.

Talk these days within our broad LGBT community is mostly about ENDA, yet other forms of LGBT discrimination occur and need our attention too. I hate the that the transgender inclusive/exclusive ENDA discussion has eclipsed pretty much all other important anti-discrimination issues.

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