25th May 2015
US Boy Scouts to review ban on gay leaders ‘by October’
12:58 PM — The Boy Scouts of America will review a rule that bans gay adult volunteers - with a decision due by October.
21st May 2015
US Boy Scouts president: Banning gay adults isn’t sustainable 2
5:52 PM — The national president of the US organisation the Boy Scouts of American (BSA) has said its ongoing ban on gay adults "cannot be sustained".
3rd April 2015
New York Boy Scouts hire gay leader despite ban 6
2:08 PM — A gay man has been hired as a summer camp leader for the Boy Scouts, despite the organisation's ban on gay men.
11th August 2014
US: George Takei helps Boy Scouts-inspired web series secure funding
9:09 PM — Actor and activist George Takei has helped Camp Abercorn, a web series based partly on the anti-gay policies of the Boy Scouts of America, meet its fundraising goal.
7th August 2014
US: New web series takes on Boy Scouts’ anti-gay policies
6:56 PM — A new dramatic web series is hoping to chronicle the struggles of being gay in scouting.
6th August 2014
US: First out Eagle Scout turns 18, calls on BSA to accept gay adult members
6:12 PM — The first gay Eagle Scout has used his 18th birthday to issue a message to the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), asking for the organisation to start welcoming gay adult members.
1st August 2014
US: Boy Scouts spokesperson says the BSA won’t repeal policy against gay adult leaders 1
6:31 PM — A Boy Scouts of America leader has said that although the BSA does not believe gay men are predators or pedophiles, it will not reconsider it's policy that bans gay men from being leaders.
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.