In reaction to the suicides of several gay teens, including one who was embarrassed online, a ton of celebs are making videos for Love is Louder, The Trevor Project, It Gets Better, or simply on their own. Perhaps it's because former theater geeks remember being marginalized as well, or maybe it's because they know it's simply important.
Among the grabbag of online shoutouts, we chose our 11 favorites and gave you the reasons why. They are:
Ben Nemtin and Duncan Penn from The Buried Life, because the first step is to get people talking about it.
Kellan Lutz, because his faith involves love.
Leanne Rimes, because she knows that diversity enriches a person's life.
Chris Colfer of GLEE, because actors should stand up for causes as their characters and as themselves.
Jason Derulo, because you can be a (famous and desired) straight man and still stand up for gay rights.
The mashup that includes Anne Hathaway, because there's something about a ton of people saying they support you.
Chelsea Handler, because she stresses the value of life (plus, she made it happy AND funny).
Tim Gunn, because he knows its okay to talk about when you struggled.
The Cast of HELLCATS, because bullying is not something you should have to get through. "It's never okay."
Actress JoAnna Garcia, because she's telling people not to suffer through bullying until it gets better but to do something about it now.
Joe Jonas, because he gives viewers suggestions on how to combat the problem of bullying.
Ellen DeGeneres, because she has kept up with her cause, like when she talked about gay bullying last May....
and because she's giving those who are listening a call to action!
These celebs vary in age, background, gender, sexual orientation and career. Yet everyone believes that you should remember that you are loved and seek help if you need it.