Openly gay stars are speaking out on the suicide of gay Rutgers University freshman Tyler Clementi.

Officials fished Clementi's body out of the Hudson River on Thursday. The 18-year-old student took his own life last week after learning that his roommate secretly posted on the Internet live video of him having sex with another man.

Clementi's death is the latest in a string of recent incidents where young teens took their lives after being bullied for being gay.

Among the stars speaking out are chat show host Ellen DeGeneres, How I Met Your Mother star Neil Patrick Harris and former 'NSYNCer Lance Bass.

“Let me assure you, if you're getting bullied and feeling like you're on the outskirts, it gets better,” father-to-be Harris said in a video posted on “Because, when you get older, you find that people are actually drawn to individuals with different points of view who are proud of who they are and who make interesting and different and unique choices for them – at least I am.”

“My heart is breaking for their families, for their friends and for our society that continues to let this happen,” DeGeneres said Friday on her show The Ellen DeGeneres Show. “We can't let intolerance and ignorance take another kid's life.”

In his video message, singer Bass confessed to bullying gay kids in his youth.

“I had the secret this whole time. And so if people can look at me and see that I was one of those bullies that, like, always made fun of gay people and I had this huge secret, there is always more to the story than you see.”