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Thursday January 12, 2012

Teen Calls For Boycott of Girl Scout Cookies After Transgendered Latina Allowed in Troop

Teen Calls For Boycott of Girl Scout Cookies After Transgendered Latina Allowed in Troop

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A California teen and former Girl Scout is calling for people to boycott and not buy cookies from the Girl Scouts because the organization allowed a young transgendered children into a troop in Colorado.

Known only as Taylor, the 14-year-old girl made a video in which she says the Girl Scouts of the USA have not been “honest with us girls, its troops, its leaders, its parents or the American public.”

She goes on to say that many scouts and their parents were kept in the dark about the Girl Scouts allowing transgendered children to be a part of the
all-girl experience.”

Back in October, Bobby Montoya, 7, who was born a boy but identifies as a girl, was turned away before eventually being allowed to join her local Girl Scout troop in Colorado.

After Montoya was admitted, Rachelle Trujillo, vice president for communications of the Colorado Girl Scouts released a statement saying, “If a child is living as a girl, that’s good enough for us. We don’t require any proof of gender.”

In the video, Taylor, who is said to be from Ventura County, CA, said that this type of policy found theoretically allow 12th-grade boys into troops if they claim they identify as girls.

She states, “The real question is, why is GSUSA willing to break their own safety rules and go against its own research institute findings to accommodate transgender boys? Unfortunately, I think it is because GSUSA cares more about promoting the desires of a small handful of people than it does for my safety and the safety of my friends and sister Girl Scouts, and they are doing it with money we earned for them from Girl Scout cookies.

At the end of the video, a link appears, sending viewers to HonestGirlScouts.com, an interesting site to say the least.

Would you consider this hate speech meant as an attack on the LGBT community?

The YouTube video was made private by the owners, but not before the New York Daily News got a hold of it. Watch Taylor’s video below.