In January, comedian Todd Glass did what few entertainers are ever brave enough to do: He revealed to the world that he's gay, choosing to do so in a frank, public conversation on "WTF with Marc Maron." In the podcast episode, he cited the importance of serving as a positive role model to help end bullying, and continues that quest by appearing in a spot for GLSEN (the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network).
In the spot, Glass plays a father who just lost a gay son. The ad questions whether there's truly a difference between gay suicide, and negligence from their own loved ones who push "archaic beliefs and misinformation" about homosexuality.
The video was produced as an entry for a contest for GLSEN and the chance to work with Tom Ford and Brett Ratner (who, we assume, will keep his views about rehearsals to himself). Voting for the contest takes place here.
Glass' podcast, "The Todd Glass Show" on the Nerdist network, is decidedly goofier than this PSA.