Jill Zarin and Alex McCord, stars of Bravo's Real Housewives of New York City, are speaking out against anti-gay bullying.

The women were joined by their co-stars – Ramona Singer, Countess LuAnn de Lessseps and Kelly Bensimon – at a fundraiser Monday hosted by Zarin.

At the event, Zarin told celebrity website Hollywood Life that “no one should ever have to be afraid or intimidated in the classroom or in their life because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.”

Previously, Zarin had urged people to wear purple and turn their Twitter and Facebook profiles purple on Spirit Day, a day dedicated to remembering gay teens who have been bullied to death.

“The self-esteem issues that kids and teens experience often stay with them for life, and in some tragic cases, cause them to end it,” McCord said. “It's important to provide safe haven resources and suicide hot-lines geared toward youths affected by bullying.”

McCord has previously spoken out in support of legalizing gay marriage in New York.