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Sandra Bernhard to LGBTs: Never be Ashamed (VIDEO)

Sandra Bernhard to LGBTs: Never be Ashamed (VIDEO)


Sandra Bernhard, comedian, singer, actress and author, has recorded a video for the Trailblazer Project which aims to have LGBT entertainers come out and be role models for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth.

In the video, Bernhard — who has been open about her bisexual identity for a number of years — says that LGBTs have gradually been able to come together and support each other and also reach out to the wider community and communicate who they are. This is something Bernhard says no one should ever be afraid to do, and that there is no reason for young LGBTs to feel ashamed about who they are.

Watch the video below:

The Trailblazer campaign was started by actor and activist James Duke Mason, perhaps known to readers as Belinda Carlisle’s son, as a way of encouraging people in the public eye to live their lives authentically as role models for young LGBTs. You can see more videos from this project here.

You can also read an interview with Mason over at the Advocate here.

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1:25PM PDT on Aug 26, 2011

Thank you Sandra. God bless you, there is no shame at all. You are awesome. Thumbs up for LGBT

11:29AM PDT on Aug 26, 2011

Well said.

12:58AM PDT on Aug 26, 2011

Haters gonna hate. Still saddens me, though. Where's the LOVE you LGBT haters? I am WAY proud of being pansexual!

9:07PM PDT on Aug 25, 2011

Nicely done, Sandra. Comfortable, confident, and reminding us to love ourselves as we are, and as we are not.

6:52PM PDT on Aug 25, 2011

That was awesome. I don't think I've ever seen her sensitive, compassionate side. It makes her video even more powerful. Thanks Sandra.

6:15PM PDT on Aug 25, 2011

Good for Sandra - she has always been "who she is"... even when it was more difficult to be that 'out'. I think it's about time that anyone who might be 'different' has the courage to openly be who they are, since the haters & judgers have ALWAYS been allowed to express who they really are without leaving anything to the imagination.

5:03PM PDT on Aug 25, 2011

There is NOTHING wrong with being LGBT. There never has been and there never will be.

4:15PM PDT on Aug 25, 2011

No one should be made to be ashamed of how they were born.

3:20PM PDT on Aug 25, 2011

We need more people in public positions with the "cojones" of this women. She speaks out about a topic that is more valuable than just her sexual preference and that of others. But of the freedom to be who we are in a society that boasts of freedom but then openly denies it of "others". We all have the right to be who we are, so long as it does not interfere with the rights of others to be who they are, rest will come out in the wash. :) To deny ANYONE their rights to be human is to start down a slippery slope that allows others to decide the fate of a few. This really needs to be put to rest. I am so glad Sandra is out there and above all glad she is in a position to speak her mind and make a difference.

Thank you Sandra for your words.

Larry Clements
Data Wrangler
Torquere Press Inc.
Romance for the Rest of Us TM

1:11PM PDT on Aug 25, 2011

Dawid B, plese stay in your backwards country and keep your comments to yourself.

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