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Last week, stars including Neil Patrick Harris and Ellen DeGeneres joined the campaign to prevent gay teen suicide by recording personal video messages urging bullied teens to get help. Now even more celebrities -- including Anne Hathaway and cast members from Glee -- are coming forward to try and prevent further tragedies.
On Monday night, openly gay Glee star Chris Colfer uploaded the video below, talking about his own experiences with bullying.
"I know what it's like to be bullied and teased every single day," says Colfer, 20, "but I promise you, there is a world full of acceptance and love just waiting for you to find it."
Anne Hathaway, Jenny McCarthy and Michael Chiklis are among the celebs endorsing The Trevor Project, an anti-suicide hotline for gay and questioning teens.
Ricky Martin, Elton John, Wandy Sykes, The Hangover's Rachael Harris, and Glee's Idina Menzel appear in a new spot for WeGiveADamn.org, which works to fight anti-gay hate crimes. (Go here to see all the organization's celebrity commercials, including the one in which Anna Paquin came out as bisexual).
Other celebs have indirectly helped the cause by admitting that they were the target of bullying as kids -- like Jessica Simpson ("(People) would throw toilet paper at my house"), Michelle Tractenberg ("This one girl threw me down a flight of stairs, fractured my ribs"), and Jessica Alba ("My dad used to have to walk me to school so I didn't get attacked.") Celebrities aren't always the best role models for teens, but we hope they're listening right now -- and hearing the message that no matter how tough things might seem when you're a teen who feels ostracized, it really will get better.
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