Gay LR man, former Boy Scout awaits group's decision on members

Gay LR man, former Boy Scout awaits group's decision on members

Wednesday, the group decided to wait until May to make a decision on whether to allow gay membership.
LITTLE ROCK, AR -- One Little Rock man and former Boy Scout will be closely watching the organizations decision, regarding openly gay members. Wednesday, the group decided to wait until May to make a decision.

At age 10, David Connelly became a Boy Scout, learning about survival and traveling to the nation's capitol.

"It was just a great experience," said Connelly.

Now at age 26, Connelly still remembers what he learned as a young scout. But once a boy and now a man, Connelly's life has changed.

He openly admitted being gay to his family in April 2012.

"I came out to my family and friends. It all happened very fast. I was married and now I'm not married," said Connelly.

He still holds on to his badges. But that's as close as he can get to the 103-year-old organization.

"You can't be a scout leader and openly gay. Even though I would like to get more involved as a scout leader, I couldn't be," said Connelly.

The former scout wishes the group's leadership would make a faster decision, whether to allow gay members. But just like the rest of the country, Connelly will look forward to what is decided.


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