Bill Maher, host of HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher, says he was bullied as a child in an It Gets Better video.

The It Gets Better Project was founded by gay activist Dan Savage. The group's website hosts thousands of videos from everyday folks to elected officials and celebrities encouraging troubled gay teens considering suicide to hang in there, because life gets better.

In the clip, the 55-year-old Maher said he can relate to the bullying some LGBT teens face.

“This is the AA meeting for those who have been bullied. I have to raise my hand and say, 'Hi, I'm Bill, and I've been bullied.' I was short as a kid, that's always a good reason to bully someone. They are smaller and therefore weaker and more vulnerable, so let's pick on them.”

“Kids are mean,” he said “Human beings actually have to be taught to be good people and sometimes that doesn't happen in childhood.”

“That's it, childhood's rough, you'll get through it,” Maher added. (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page.)