Chris Colfer plays a character on "Glee" who faces bullying because he's gay. Now the actor -- along with other Hollywood stars -- is speaking out on real-life bullying in schools.
In a PSA for The Trevor Project (thetrevorproject.org), Chris sends a message to young kids dealing with the issue in their own life.
"In the last couple of weeks, a number of LGBT youth have tragically taken their own lives due to some ugly circumstances of their environments," Chris says in reference to reports of five suicides in the last month -- three within one week alone -- all believed to be the result of being bullied about their sexual orientation.
"If you, or anyone you know, are also having a rough time, it is vital that you know there are people out there who care and can help," Chris adds.
On the other side of Hollywood at the Les Girls Cancer Benefit, the cast of "Modern Family" also spoke out on the issue to ET.
I think addressing bullying has a place everywhere," Jesse Tyler Ferguson says. "The fact that Hollywood actors have great resources like ET to speak out, it's awesome to take a stand against it."
The actor was also picked on in school. "It's incredibly sad," he says. "It's tough because I was bullied as a kid and I hate to see people going through pain and doing rash things like killing themselves. It's very painful to see that happening ... so I'm hoping to put out a message that things do get better and being different should be celebrated and not something to be upset about."
His co-star (and on-screen husband) Eric Stonestreet agreed with the last sentiment especially, saying, "Most people in our industry ... were probably accused or convicted of being different in their childhood. I certainly was, and it turned out well for me."
The important thing, he says, is for victims to know there is help out there. "Nobody's going to stop being a bully," Eric tells ET. "The thing we as recognizable people on TV have to do is let kids know when they are bullied, there's a resource and an outlet and somebody to look to for hope and help ... let them known they're not alone and being different should be celebrated and not made fun of."