Boy Scouts To Admit Transgender Boys

Dominic Holden reports at Buzzfeed:

The Boy Scouts of America announced Monday that it would allow transgender boys to join the organization, based on their gender identity, shifting away from a policy that determined eligibility based on the sex listed on a child’s birth certificate.

“Starting today, we will accept and register youth in the Cub and Boy Scout programs based on the gender identity indicated on the application,” Effie Delimarkos, director of communications for the Boy Scouts of America, said in a statement. “Our organization’s local councils will help find units that can provide for the best interest of the child.”

And you thought the screaming about openly gay troop leaders was bad.