29th January 2013
Boy Scouts of America board will vote on whether to end ban on gay members 2
2:18 AM — The Boy Scouts of America could soon lift its ban on allowing gay members, volunteers and staff, as its board will vote next week on a resolution which would effectively do so.
28th January 2013
US: Boy Scouts troop forced by regional council to remove anti-discrimination statement 9
1:02 AM — A Boy Scout troop has been made by its governing regional council to remove an anti-discrimination policy published last week, which contradicts the national policy banning gay members, volunteers and staff.
23rd January 2013
GLAAD attacks National Geographic for new Boy Scouts reality show over anti-gay policy 3
5:33 PM — The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation has criticised a television station for commissioning a new reality series based around the Boy Scouts of America, as the BSA has an anti-gay policy.
US: 70,000 strong petition urges top donor to stop funding Boy Scouts for anti-gay policy 3
4:59 PM — Another of the biggest donors to the Boy Scouts of America has come under pressure to stop funding the organisation because of its anti-gay policy.
18th January 2013
US: California synagogue takes action against Boy Scouts anti-gay policy 6
12:15 AM — A synagogue in California has been the latest in a list of religious groups, and businesses to reject the Boy Scouts of America's policy, described as "damaging" as it does not allow openly gay members, volunteers or staff.
11th January 2013
US: Brooklyn Dad starts new Boy Scout troop which allows gay members and girls 22
12:42 PM — A father of two from Brooklyn, New York, has started his own Boy Scouts troop, to allow his son to be a member without having to accept the Boy Scouts of America's anti-gay policy.
9th January 2013
Update: Gay teenager denied Eagle Scout award, as he doesn’t adhere to ‘duty of God’ 33
1:24 AM — Gay teenager, Ryan Andresen, has been denied the highest Boy Scouts honour, the Eagle Scout badge, by the national Boy Scouts of America organisation, despite a recommendation for approval from a review board at his local council, and a 460,000 strong petition in his favour.
8th January 2013
US: Gay teenager allowed to continue as a Boy Scout following 460,000 strong petition 12
5:31 PM — A Boy Scout Council in California has approved a gay Scout’s Eagle application to be allowed to continue as a boy scout after coming out as gay, following a petition of more than 460,000 signatures, started by his mother.
10th December 2012
US: Merck Foundation ceases funding for Boy Scouts of America 14
10:30 PM — The charitable arm of a pharmaceutical and health company has ceased donations to the Boy Scouts of America due to its anti-gay policy for volunteers, members, and staff.
3rd December 2012
US: California honours teenager kicked out of Boy Scouts for being gay 16
10:57 PM — The California Boy Scout who was refused the prestigious Eagle Scout Badge for being gay, was to be honoured by the California state Assembly this afternoon.
12th November 2012
US: UPS cuts funding for Boy Scouts of America over anti-gay policy 27
11:05 PM — UPS, a long time corporate sponsor of the Boy Scouts of America has stopped funding the organisation because of its policy which does not allow gay scouts leaders.
9th October 2012
US: Scout denied Eagle badge invited onto the Ellen Degeneres Show 11
10:33 PM — An 18-year-old Boy Scout from Moraga, California, who was denied the Eagle Scout badge after coming out as gay, despite completing all of the requirements, has been invited onto the Ellen Degeneres Show this Thursday.
5th October 2012
US: Teen denied Eagle Scout badge for ‘not meeting standard on sexual orientation’ 57
12:35 AM — A scout in California has been denied the Eagle Scout badge by his scoutmaster because of his decision to come out as gay, despite, he claims, not being told he would not be awarded the badge.
2nd September 2012
Eagle Scouts return their medals in protest against Boy Scouts of America’s anti-gay policy 7
7:41 PM — Many Eagle Scouts in the US have returned their medals to the Boy Scouts of America in protest to their anti-gay policy which does not allow any gay members, volunteers or staff.