Zach Wahls

Standing Up for Change

On his journey to Eagle Scout, Zach learned that if there was something that needed to be changed, he had a responsibility to do something about it. After his now-famous speech to the Iowa Legislature about growing up with lesbian parents in Iowa, he co-founded Scouts for Equality to end the Boy Scouts of America's decades-old ban on LGBT people. As the founding executive director, Zach supported those who had been forced out of the BSA, built a winning organization, and executed the strategy that won an end to the BSA's discriminatory ban. Today, he hopes to continue his advocacy as a public servant in the Iowa state senate. He will fight for healthcare, education, and workers' rights. Please visit the links below to learn more about his candidacy and support his campaign.