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Current and former Boy Scouts lead NYC Pride march

Participation ‘emotional and bittersweet,’ says Cub Scouts leader

More than a dozen current and active members of the Boy Scouts of America led thousands of participants in the New York City Pride march Sunday, June 29, a move made to hail the organization’s decision to include out gay young people but also to lodge a protest against the ongoing ban against gay adults.

According to BuzzFeed, Brooklyn Cub Scouts leader Crystal Bueno described their participation as “emotional and bittersweet.”

Bearing a sign that read, “88 year old Boy Scout leader kicked out for being gay,” David Knapp told BuzzFeed he’s been in a struggle with the Scouts for years after being outed when he was a volunteer and dismissed from council.

Knapp said it was a “fantastic” experience to lead the march.