True Blood alum Mehcad Brooks says he is MSNBC host Rachel Maddow's biggest fan.

The 30-year-old Brooks said his devotion to Maddow goes beyond the pale.

“I'm a huge fan,” he told gay entertainment website “There's not a bigger Rachel Maddow fan. I'm a Maddowphile.”

“She's a national treasure,” he added. “I think that we need honest voices like that and we need journalism like that.”

Brooks, who played Benedict “Eggs” Talley in the second season of HBO's vampire drama True Blood, can now be seen playing Terrence “T.K.” King on cabler USA Network's football drama Necessary Roughness. He's also the former spokesman for Calvin Klein's X brand of underwear, which has earned him a devoted gay following.

“I appreciate” my gay following Brooks said, then added: “I grew up with a gay uncle who I was very close to and my parents are very liberal and there was a time where … I think every young person questions what their sexuality is. And I did the same thing. I had questions in my head and I realized that I was straight and I thought, 'Well, why is this any different for anybody else?'”

“I'm a human rights activist and it doesn't make any sense not to treat everybody the exact same way. It just doesn't make any sense, it's counter intuitive, it's inhuman and it has to stop.”