24th June 2014
US: Boy Scouts to march in NYC Pride in historic first 1
11:47 AM — A group of gay and allied Boy Scouts will this year march in New York City Pride for the first time, in defiance of a ban on gay scouting leaders.
11th June 2014
US Attorney General: Boy Scouts’ ban on gay members is a ‘relic of prejudice’ 1
11:00 AM — The US Attorney General has attacked the Boy Scouts of America for their ban on gay adult members, describing it as a "relic of prejudice".
27th May 2014
‘Gay-free alternative to the Boy Scouts’ honours vocal homophobe Tony Perkins 2
5:49 PM — An organisation set up as an alternative to the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) after it voted to allow gay members, has honoured anti-gay pastor and campaigner Tony Perkins at an awards ceremony.
24th May 2014
New Boy Scouts president: I won’t repeal the ban on gay adult members 7
12:44 PM — The new President of the Boy Scouts of America supports the principle of removing a ban on gay adult members, but has warned that "reopening the issue" now would provoke a split in the movement.
21st May 2014
Boy Scouts of America lowers age limit for programs, affecting openly gay youth members 9
5:37 PM — In a move which will impact on openly gay youth members over the age of 18, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has reduced its age of eligibility for youth programs down from 21.
19th May 2014
US: Gay Eagle Scout urges Amazon to drop support of scouts over anti-gay discrimination 6
4:44 PM — One of the first openly gay Eagle Scouts in the US has announced that he will deliver over a petition with over a hundred thousand signatures to Amazon urging it to drop its support of the Boy Scouts of America.
9th May 2014
US: BSA membership down 6% since compromise to allow gay scouts 7
9:10 PM — The Boy Scouts of America lost over 6% of its membership in the past year, after voting to allow openly gay scouts but keep a ban on gay scout leaders.
5th May 2014
US: Eagle Scout to be shown the door due to Boy Scouts gay adult ban 1
3:25 PM — Twin Eagle Scouts Liam and August earned the award last week, but one of them is being forced to leave the organisation because he is gay.
29th April 2014
US: Boy Scouts reject leadership application from gay scout outed on Facebook 14
10:29 PM — The Boy Scouts of America have rejected the leadership application of a gay scout who was outed by friends on a Facebook post.
21st April 2014
US: Proposal would ban Boy Scout members from being California judges 3
7:10 PM — A proposal in the US state of California would ban judges from being members of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) because of the organisation's ban on gay adult leaders.
Boy Scouts of America tells church it can’t host troop for keeping gay scout leader 6
12:18 PM — The Boy Scouts of America has told a church that it may no longer host a troop of which a gay man is the leader.
10th April 2014
US: Seattle mayor supports scout leader who was banned for being gay 2
9:30 PM — The Mayor of Seattle has defended a scout leader who was fired for being gay and has refused to leave his post.
8th April 2014
Gay US scout leader defies sacking: ‘I will remain in my post’ 5
9:25 PM — A gay scout leader who was sacked by the Boy Scouts of America has said he will remain in his post, with the support of his church.
1st April 2014
Boy Scouts of America sacks openly gay scout leader 6
2:42 PM — The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has sacked a scoutmaster after finding out that he is openly gay.
28th February 2014
US: Boy Scouts of America loses Disney funding over exclusion of gay adults 9
7:50 PM — Despite lifting its ban on gay youth members, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), may need to rethink its policy on gay adult members and volunteers, as Disney, a large donor, has cut its level of funding because of the ban.
13th February 2014
Boy Scouts of America: Fall in membership cannot be blamed on allowing gay scouts 5
1:50 PM — The Boy Scouts of America says its decision to allow gay scouts cannot necessarily explain the reason for a fall in members.
11th February 2014
Did this 17-year-old just become the first openly gay Eagle Scout? 4
6:49 PM — An openly gay member of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has been awarded the Eagle Scout badge just weeks after the organisation lifted its ban on gay members.
2nd January 2014
US: No large defections follow Boy Scouts policy change to allow gay members 2
2:57 PM — As the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) opens its ranks to openly gay members, Christian organisations are offering an alternative for those abandoning the organisation.
1st January 2014
US: Boy Scouts of America begins to permit gay members 2
12:14 PM — After changing its policy on gay members back in May the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has finally enacted the new rules.
31st December 2013
US: Boy Scouts of America set to accept gay youth members 1
12:18 PM — On 1 January the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is to enact an historic change in policy to allow openly gay youth members to join its ranks.