First Transgender Boy Scout Joins Following Policy Changes

First Transgender Boy Scout Joins Following Policy Changes

   
  
 
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    Date Obtained: 2/8/2017  Source: http://www.kansas.com/news/nation-world/article131409079.html  Credit: Amy Newman

Date Obtained: 2/8/2017

Source: http://www.kansas.com/news/nation-world/article131409079.html

Credit: Amy Newman

A New Jersey 9-year-old has become the first transgender member of the Boy Scouts of America. Joe Maldonado joined Pack 20 Tuesday, a week after the organization changed its policy to allow transgender children. Maldonado had been banned from a previous pack, Pack 87 in Secaucus, last year before the policy change. His mother said that she did not want her son to return to the pack in Secaucus because parents complained to scouting officials about him.

For more information on Maldonado’s story, click here.

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