1st November 2013
Former US Defence Secretary Robert Gates appointed to lead Boy Scouts of America
1:27 PM — Former US Secretary of Defence Robert Gates has been chosen to lead the Boy Scouts of America – an organisation which continues to find it difficult to accept gay people.
27th May 2013
Video: Bryan Fischer says Scouts should be renamed ‘Boy Sodomisers of America’ 42
11:14 PM — Anti-gay Christian radio host Bryan Fischer has again commented on the Boy Scouts of America's (BSA) recent decision to allow gay youth members, to say that the organisation should be renamed the "Boy Sodomisers of America".
24th May 2013
US: Boy Scouts of America lifts national ban on gay youth members 18
12:04 AM — The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) on Thursday ended its long-time ban on gay youth members, after its national council voted to lift the national ban.
9th May 2013
US: 50-year Boy Scout veteran resigns, citing anti-gay policy 2
10:19 PM — A member of the Boy Scouts of America for over 50 years has resigned over the organisation's discriminatory policy which does not allow openly gay volunteers, members or staff.
Poll: Most Americans support lifting ban on gay scouts and on gay adult leaders 1
4:08 PM — 63% of Americans support allowing gay scouts to join the Boy Scouts of America, according to a new poll.
26th April 2013
US radio host: Beware of plan to ‘homosexualize the Scouts’ through ‘boy-on-boy homosexual promotion’ 18
6:42 PM — A US radio host has spoken out against the Boy Scouts of America's (BSA) recent announcement that it may lift its ban on gay members, but retain its ban on gay scout leaders, to say it would be "dangerous", and would "homosexualize" the organisation.
22nd April 2013
US: Unitarian Universalist president condemns Boy Scouts for continuing with gay adult leaders ban 5
2:22 PM — The Boy Scouts of America’s decision to suggest lifting the ban on gay youth members “is a step in the right direction,” says the president of the Unitarian Universalist Association.
7th March 2013
GLAAD commends Carly Rae Jepsen and Train for pulling out of Boy Scouts jamboree
6:42 PM — Gay rights group the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) has commended performers Carly Rae Jepsen and Train for pulling out of performing at the Boy Scouts of America's annual jamboree because of the organisation's anti-gay policy.
7th February 2013
US: Columnist compares efforts to allow gay scouts to Nazi invasion of Norway 22
5:19 PM — A columnist writing for a US conservative news site has written that the Boy Scouts of America lifting its ban on gay members, volunteers and staff would make it a "beehive of erotic exploration", and compared efforts to urge the Boy Scouts to drop its anti-gay policy to the Nazi German invasion of Norway.
6th February 2013
Video: CNN host challenges defender of scouts gay ban who likens homosexuality to paedophilia 11
4:56 PM — A CNN host has challenged the head of a Christian right-wing group who, in defending the Boy Scouts of American's ban on gay members, linked homosexuality to paedophilia, and said that being gay was a choice.
Update: The Boy Scouts of America delays vote on gay ban until May 9
4:17 PM — The Boy Scouts of American has delayed a vote on whether or not to lift a ban on gay scouts, volunteers and staff, until May "due to the complexity of the issue".
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.
21st October 2010
Gay dad ‘forced out’ by US Scouts 29
4:50 PM — The father of a nine-year-old says he was forced to give up a leadership role in the Scouts because he is gay. Jon Langbert of Dallas, Texas, is openly gay and says he was given a 'leader' t-shirt by the Scouts group last year which he wore with pride.