NEW FANTASYLAND OPENS AT WALT DISNEY WORLD
Walt Disney World has reportedly opted to sever local support of the Boy Scouts of America over the organization’s controversial stance on openly gay participants. The president of BSA’s Central Florida Council apparently confirmed the news in an email to scouts’ families, saying that Disney World’s “Ears to You” grant program for employees would not longer make BSA contributions. “According to [Walt Disney World], their views do not currently align with the BSA and they are choosing to discontinue this level of support,” Robert Utsey wrote in the email, according to ThinkProgress. Eagle Scout and Scouts for Equality co-founder Zach Wahls, best known as the young Iowa man whose impassioned gay marriage speech went viral in 2011, released an email statement to The Huffington Post praising Disney’s decision. More