Actor Chad Allen has joined James Duke Mason's Trailblazer campaign.

Mason, the son of singer Belinda Carlisle, launched the campaign, which urges gay actors to leave the closet, with his own 3-minute-40-second video.

“It's going to take a movement to beat the naysayers who would rather we remain silent, scared and afraid,” Mason says in the campaign's inaugural video.

Allen, who is best know for his role as Matthew Cooper on the CBS long-running series Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman, released his video on Thursday.

In his video, Allen talks about his coming out process at the age of 21 on the cover of gay glossy The Advocate.

“I got amazing response from young people all across the country, all around the world. And I watched as networks that I worked for my entire life didn't want to audition me anymore, I watched as opportunities fell away,” Allen says in his nearly 5 minute video.

“What are we going to do? I'm going to make this video. You're going to make a video. You're going to tell your friends to make a video. And those of us who are leaders in the industry, who participate in this crazy world of Hollywood, it's time that we stood up and declared that we demand that our workplace, our home, be safe, be welcoming.” (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page.)