New Web Series ‘Camp Abercorn’ Needs Your Help
A new web series that aims to put a creative spin on the controversy surrounding the Boy Scouts of America’s stance on LGBT issues is currently looking for funding.
The independent web series will follow the staff at a fictional summer camp for the Compass Guides of America, an organisation mirroring the BSA.
In the Boy Scouts of America, you aren’t allowed to volunteer if you’re an openly gay adult. So even if you’ve been a part of the organisation your entire life, once you turn 18, you’re out if you’re an openly gay man.
A new fictional web series called “Camp Abercorn,” currently in the works, will shine a light on the experience of being part of the Boy Scouts of America and reflect on the institution’s policies on LGBT exclusion.
Creator Jeffrey Simon, who was an active Eagle Scout member until he came out as gay at 19, told The Huffington Post that despite the Boy Scouts’ history of LGBT exclusion, the organisation taught him “how to be gay”…
“I learned to voice my opinion strongly while respecting the positions of others. I learned to be self-reliant. I was surrounded by friends – brothers – who taught me when to speak with my heart and when it was best to keep my mouth shut.”
The project’s IndieGoGo campaign (which ends on August 8) is looking to raise funds to help cover a variety of costs including pre and post production, cameras, and equipment, with the majority of funds going to compensate the cast and crew.