New online series plans to shed light on gay equality in the Boy Scouts

New web series seeks help to fund their story. (x)

New web series seeks help to fund their story. (x)

The team behind a new web series is seeking help to fund their story which examines being gay in the Boy Scouts of America.

Jeffrey Simon is the creator of “Camp Abercorn,” a new web series examining gay equality in the Boy Scouts. Along with the series’ producer/writer Matt Andrews, writer Meg Grgurich, and executive producer Brad Leland, he is seeking online help to fund the project.

“Camp Abercorn is a dramatic web series about the blunders and the victories—an authentic portrayal of life on camp staff,” according to the show’s Indiegogo page. “For ten weeks each summer Camp Abercorn becomes a bustling wonderland of activity for boys, guided by their fearless leaders—the camp staff.”

The series comments on the current policy upheld by the BSA. The main character, Zak, is a 17-year-old closeted gay teen. If anyone discovers his sexual orientation, he will be fired from the organization at the end of the summer; the only place he can be himself.

However, the show’s team wants the series to appeal to everyone. “While this is a big inspiration for the show, it’s not the only story we’re telling, not by a long shot,” the show’s Indiegogo page writes. “We’re telling authentic stories inspired by real experiences that we hope people can relate to; some that will bring light to important issues; and some that are just plain fun.”

“I hope this series will help bring back some interest in the Boy Scouts,” said Simon. “We need an organization to train our future leaders; leaders that believe in the power of equality. I hope I can one day join the troop and give back to the organization that gave me so much.”

The show’s fundraising campaign lasts until August 8, 2014. Visit their Indiegogo page to contribute and spread the word.

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