Nineteen-year-old actor Avan Jogia is standing up for his gay male friends.

Jogia, who plays Ben Stark on cabler Syfy's Battlestar Galactica spinoff Caprica and Beck Oliver on the Nickelodeon teen sitcom Victorious, has launched a campaign called Straight But Not Narrow.

“We are a group of men, talking to men about men who like men,” the Canadian actor says in the group's first video. “And how men should be OK with your man friends liking men.”

“It doesn't make you any less of a man or make it look like you're into men if you're friends with a man who likes men.”

“And men don't let other men disrespect men, man.”

“So, if you're a real man, man up and stand up for your man friends who like men,” Jogia adds in the 43-second video ad. (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page.)

The video, which was released on Friday, has already been viewed more than 3,000 times on YouTube after celebrity blogger Perez Hilton featured the video on his blog.