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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
28th December 2013
Boy Scouts of America hopes inclusion of gay scout members will be a non-event like Y2K scare 2
5:12 PM — A member of the Boy Scouts of America's (BSA) national executive board has spoken out about the organisation's 1 January change of policy to allow gay members, to say the organisation hopes it will be a non-event.
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.
16th June 2013
US: Boy Scout leaders reprimanded for marching with gay pride parade 14
1:51 PM — The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has reprimanded two scout leaders who took part in a gay pride parade with several scouts.
13th June 2013
US: Southern Baptist Convention officially ‘disapproves’ of Boy Scouts inclusivity but doesn’t cut ties 15
1:08 AM — On Wednesday, the largest Protestant denomination in the US, the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), adopted a resolution to disapprove of the Boy Scouts of America's (BSA) recent decision to allow gay youth members.
12th June 2013
Largest Protestant denomination in US to vote on measure disapproving of Boy Scouts gay inclusion 3
3:59 PM — The Southern Baptist Convention, the largest Protestant denomination in the US, is expected on Wednesday to vote on a resolution which would express disapproval of the Boy Scouts of America's (BSA) new policy accepting gay youth members.
31st May 2013
US radio host: Allowing gay Boy Scouts will mean ‘condom training and cross dressing members’ 28
4:38 PM — Anti-gay Christian radio host Linda Harvey, has claimed that the number of incidents of abuse within the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), will dramatically increase, as well as the beginning of "condom training and cross-dressing troop members", since it has allowed gay members.
30th May 2013
US: Bill to remove tax-exempt status from Boy Scouts passes California Senate 20
1:38 AM — A bill which would remove the tax-exempt status of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), unless it fully accepted gay members, volunteers, and staff, has been approved in the Senate in the US state of California.
29th May 2013
Comment: Shame on the Assemblies of God for rejecting the Boy Scouts inclusion of gay members 15
12:46 AM — Pastor Dave Thompson writes for PinkNews on the recent rejection of the Boy Scouts of America by the Assemblies of God Church, following the BSA's new policy which will allow openly gay members to serve in the organisation from 1 January 2014.
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
Governor Rick Perry: ‘I am greatly disappointed’ that the Boy Scouts will allow gay members 25
1:09 AM — Texas Governor Rick Perry, has voiced his disappointment at the Boy Scouts of America's (BSA) decision to lift its national ban on gay youth members.
Boy Scouts of America: We will not ‘not sacrifice our mission’ over gay members 9
12:39 AM — The Boy Scouts of America has released an official statement noting that it has lifted its ban on gay youth members, saying that it would "not sacrifice its mission" over the "societal issue" of whether to allow gay members.