Comedian-actress Sandra Bernhard says gay actors can reach out to her when feeling funky.

The 56-year-old Bernhard is the latest celebrity to join actor James Duke Mason's Trailblazer campaign, which urges gay actors to leave the closet.

“I've always been open about who I am, all the way around,” Bernhard says in her one-minute-thirteen-second video. “Forthright, a feminist, you know, relaxed in my sexuality, and I've always had a certain kind of confidence about who I am.”

“Just stand firm and always feel confident – there's no reason not to defend yourself or feel ashamed or embarrassed ever about who you are. And that's the beauty of being in the 21st century. So, anytime you're feeling a little bit funky remember there's a whole network of people you can reach out to, and I'm one of them.” (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page.)

Celebrities who have recorded similar videos include actors Jason Stuart, Mike Manning, Nicholas Downs, Chad Allen and, of course, James Duke Mason.

(Related: Belinda Carlisle says son James Duke Mason's coming out was 'shocking.')