Glee star Chris Colfer, 22, is openly gay and had to be home-schooled for two years as a result of severe bullying. We bet those bullies wish they hadn't picked on him now, since Colfer has far surpassed them in terms of his success. He's a two-time Emmy nominee and a Golden Globe winner. His parents have always been accepting of him, and he's said his personal experiences have been greatly helpful for his role as Kurt Hummel.
Colfer has said he goes by the motto: "If you own who you are, no one can hold you against you."