Sullivant’s Travels is a site-specific journey through the mind of a building – namely Ohio State’s newly renovated Sullivant Hall, home to the university’s dance department. World-renowned director and choreographer Stephan Koplowitz developed eleven simultaneous performance elements featuring artists from OSU’s Department of Dance, School of Music and Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and [...]
Scout Official Resigns, Supports Ousted Gay Leader
BRIDGEPORT, Ohio (AP) – A board member for a regional Boy Scouts group in eastern Ohio has resigned in protest over the removal of a lesbian den mother because of the group’s ban on gays.
Parents in Bridgeport have rallied behind Jennifer Tyrrell, saying she was a great leader and they want her back.
David Sims of the Ohio River Valley Council tells the Los Angeles Times he resigned from the council’s board Friday after learning Tyrrell’s story.
The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation released the text of Sims’ resignation letter, which says he understands Tyrrell’s removal is legal but opposes it because he believes it is discrimination.
The Scouts say that as a private organization they have a right to exclude gays. The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the ban.