Excellent job by Mike. And truly a classy move by the James Beard Foundation. As Mike notes:
Earlier today I wrote about how the president of the prestigious James Beard Foundation, Susan Ungaro, had accepted an award from the Boy Scouts of America, which bans gay scouts and gay scoutmasters. It was especially troubling considering that the legendary chef and cookbook writer James Beard was an openly gay man who was thrown out of Reed College in Portland in 1922 for precisely the same reason: because he was gay.
How could the president of an organization bearing the name of a man who experienced anti-gay bigotry accept an award from an organization that promotes anti-gay bigotry? I put the question to Susan Ungaro through her PR rep.
Michelangelo Signorile applies pressure after the foundation's president accepts an award from the antigay Boy Scouts.
James Beard Foundation president Susan Ungaro has returned an award given to the organization by the Boy Scouts of America after being called out by Michelangelo Signorile of HuffPo's Gay Voices. Signorile wrote, "I didn't believe s...
Earlier today I wrote about how the president of the prestigious James Beard Foundation, Susan Ungaro, had accepted an award from the Boy Scouts of...