Jennifer Tyrrell

Former Boy Scouts den mother ousted for being gay

In April 2012, Jennifer Tyrrell was ousted as her son's scout leader as a result of the a Boy Scouts of America's policy banning LGBT scouts and LGBT scout leaders. Since being ousted, Jen has appeared in national and local media to speak out against the policy. She has inspired over 350,000 Americans to sign a petition calling on the BSA to end the policy at Jen continues to speak at events and strive for equality in scouting and all other aspects of life. Jen is also a guest blogger on and GLAAD Advocate. Jen lives in Ohio with her partner of 6 years and their 4 children.