Columbus artist Jenny Fine says her camera has become a tool for facilitating intimacy between herself and her family, and nowhere is that more evident than in her “Flat Granny” series, soon to be on view at the Dublin Arts Council. The artist photographed her grandmother during the last ten years of her life.
Ohio Scout Leaders Urged Vote To End Ban On Openly Gay Boy Scouts
With the help of votes from Central Ohio delegates, leaders of the Boy Scouts of America have voted to allow openly gay boys for the first time.
Simon Kenton Council spokeswoman, Jen Koma, says local leaders were given guidance prior to the vote.
“Simon Kenton Council’s board directed its local delegates to cast all of our votes in favor of the proposed resolution that would remove reference to sexual orientation of its membership standards for our youth.”
The vote was conducted at the Scout’s annual meeting in Texas. Of the 14-hundred members who cast ballots, 61 percent supported the proposal to allow openly gay scouts. The scouts’ ban on gay adults remains in force.
The new policy of allowing openly gay scouts takes effect on January 14th, 2014
The Simon Kenton Council represents 22-thousand boy scouts in 17 Ohio counties and one county in Kentucky.