August Easton-Calabria has started a petition, in support of his gay twin brother Liam, to help change the Boy Scouts of America's anti-gay policy. The BSA currently does not allow (out) gay adults to serve as scout leaders. (The ban on openly gay youth was lifted just in 2014). Now that the twins have turned 18, openly gay Liam Easton-Calabria is no longer allowed to be a leader in the organization. So his brother took to the internet to gather support.
Specifically, August's petition urges the Chief Seattle Council, his local BSA council, to voice its support in ending the anti-gay policy instituted by the BSA's National Council.
This heartfelt and supportive gesture by August of his brother Liam is certainly in line with what it means to be an Eagle Scout to being with. August says Liam is an exemplary scout, and both want to continue their family's tradition by participating in the BSA.
You can help out August and Liam by signing the petition here. So far, the petition has gathered over 22,000 signatures.