Comedian Hal Sparks stars in a new ad for all-gay cabler Logo in which he knocks self-appointed patriots who oppose equal rights for LGBT people.

The 43-year-old Sparks is best known for playing Michael Novotny on Showtime's groundbreaking gay drama Queer as Folk. He appears as a regular guest and fill-in host on the Stephanie Miller Radio Show.

In the spot, Sparks says some people don't understand what freedom means.

“You know 'freedom' is actually one of my favorite words,” Sparks says, “especially when I hear people yell it in movies wearing kilts.”

“But I noticed that a lot of the same people who yell freedom a lot at rallies and whatnot are … pretty much for freedom for anybody who looks exactly like me, basically freedom for me and my reflection. Nice work kids. How does that make sense?”

“Same country. Different rules. Vote,” he adds. (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)