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Three Girl Scout troop leaders resign after 7-year-old trans child is accepted

Back in October, the Girl Scouts of Colorado released a heartening statement welcoming   7-year-old transgender Bobby Montoya to join a local troop. “If a child identifies as a girl and the child’s family presents her as a girl, Girl Scouts of Colorado welcomes her as a Girl Scout.”

While many celebrated this decision, it seems some were not so happy. Specifically three troop leaders who are affiliated with the Northlake Christian School of Covington, Louisiana. They decided to resign and dissolve their troops calling the trans-inclusive policy “extremely confusing” and an “almost dangerous situation”.

How is letting a trans child join a troop over 1,300 miles away “extremely confusing” or “dangerous” in any way? It’s only “confusing” and “dangerous” to ex-troop leaders views and beliefs. They might learn *gasp* trans people exist, and *double gasp* that’s okay!

If anything has confused them, it’s how the ex-troop leaders have reacted to a gender rights issue so far away, and had nothing to do with them.

Six GLAAD board members resign

GLAAD might be in some trouble. The fallout from the letter that was sent supporting AT&T’s merging with T-Mobile doesn’t stop with Jarrett Barrios resigning his position as President, but six GLAAD board members have followed suit and resigned, bringing the total number of board members down to 23. But it might not stop there, POLITICO tells us that we could see as much as half of all board members resigning by then end of the week. However, the reasons as to why the six have resigned aren’t clear.

From POLITICO:

Some board members were said to have resigned because of concerns that GLAAD failed to adhere to its conflict of interest standards and to protest GLAAD’s failure to protect its president, Jarrett Barrios, who submitted his letter of resignation to the group Saturday amid a growing backlash in the gay blogosphere over the group’s AT&T stance.

GLAAD board member Gary Bitner confirmed in an email to POLITICO on Wednesday that he had resigned. Five other board members — including Randi Weingarten, the president of the American Federation of Teachers — also have submitted their resignations, according to the POLITICO source who is familiar with the matter.

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