Gay Boy Scout
Boy Scout Ryan Andresen, center, of Moraga, was joined by his father, Eric, right, and Eagle Scout Matthew Kimball, left, as the trio delivered more than 400,000 petitions to the Mt. Diablo-Silverado Boy Scout Council in Pleasant Hill Thursday, October 18. In the background is Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) who honored Andresen for his courage to speak out. Andresen, 18, a high school senior, was denied the Eagle Scout award because he is gay. He and his mom, Karen, started a petition on change.org urging the Boy Scouts to give Ryan the award.