Yesterday (17 July) the US Boy Scouts announced that the ban on gay members will be upheld.
While Bob Mazzuca, executive of Boy Scouts of America, acknowledged that not everyone will be happy with the decision to uphold the anti-gay policy, a year ago the head of Boy Scouts UK had already gone viral with his support of gay youth.
Last May, the UK Chief Commissioner of The Scout Association Wayne Bulpitt joined Stonewall's It Gets Better… Today campaign, recording his own video of encouraging words to gay teens.
'In scouting we believe all young people, irrespective of their sexuality, gender, race, creed, or background, have an equal opportunity to develop and to be themselves,' said Bulpitt.
Thousands of people around the world have contributed their own videos to the online It Gets Better campaign, originally launched in the US by writer and gay activist Dan Savage,