Boy Scouts in New York hire openly gay Eagle Scout in spite of national rules
In 2013, he stood on a street corner and protested its policy against gay youth. The organization later agreed to lift that ban. In 2014, he earned the Eagle Scout ranking he coveted nearly all of his life. From that moment on, he has been called the nation’s first openly gay Eagle Scout.
On Thursday, the Boy Scouts’ Greater New York Councils announced another pivotal moment: It hired Tessier as a summer camp leader