Actor Jason Stuart has joined James
Duke Mason's Trailblazer campaign.
Nineteen-year-old 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
says in the campaign's inaugural video. (Related: Mason
and his mother talk coming out.)
In his 2-minute-17-second video, Stuart
says he pursued acting to escape his abusers.
“When I was really young, I had this
sad childhood, and I was beat up, and I was bullied, and I was, you
know, followed home from school, and attacked and verbally abused.
And I thought that being a big star would change all that.”
“Well, I didn't become a really big
star, but I did become a working actor,” he says. “I've been in
over 150 film and TV shows as an actor and comedian. And since
coming out, my work is better.”
“When you are out,” he adds,
“you're out for me and I'm out for you and we're not alone.”
(The video is embedded in the right panel of this page.)
Stuart will appear later this year in
the gay-themed romantic comedy Finding Mr. Wright.