Dave Knapp, center, is one of OUT magazine’s “OUT100” for 2013.
Dave Knapp, a member of First Congregational Church
in Guilford, Conn., joined the Boy Scouts of America in 1938. He was expelled 55 years later when the Scouts learned he was gay. Since then, he’s campaigned tirelessly for a change in the Boy Scouts’ policy excluding gays from membership and leadership. When the BSA voted earlier this year to lift its ban on Gay Scouts, it was a victory for Dave, now 87, and the ONA churches that campaigned for reform. In November, OUT magazine honored him and other Scout campaigners as part of their “OUT100” list. We’re proud of you, Dave!
Read the story in OUT magazine