Conservative Party leader David Cameron touts Britain's gay rights laws in an It Gets Better video to support troubled gay teens.

In the video, Cameron, the nation's prime minister, says Britain is “a place where you can be who you want to be.”

“Today, same-sex couples can have their relationship legally recognized,” he says. “People in our armed forces can be open about who they are. Equality laws are fighting discrimination at work and in society.” (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page.)

Sex advice columnist Dan Savage, who founded the project, sounded impressed.

“Holy shit – color me shocked, floored, and grateful,” he wrote at Slog, the blog of Seattle's alternative weekly The Stranger. “And this is the leader of the Conservative Party in the UK. Try to picture a Republican politician making an IGBP video – not one that I'm aware of has – much less the leader of the GOP.”

Savage, however, knocked off points for Cameron's suggestion that troubled gay teens should seek help from their parents.

“Between twenty and forty percent of homeless teenagers are LGBT kids and most of these homeless LGBT kids were thrown out of their homes when they came out or were outed to their families.”

“Bullied LGBT kids should be encouraged to reach out, to find help, to seek support,” he added. “But that support, sadly, can't always be found at home.”

To his credit, Savage noted that Democratic leaders – including President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton – also offered similar advice in their It Gets Better Project videos.