Jamey Rodemeyer, a 14-year old from Buffalo, NY, is the latest victim of homophobic bullying on- and offline. Four months after recording the "It Gets Better" video above, Jamey committed suicide this week.
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What a beautiful soul this kid was.
"Lady Gaga makes me so happy, and she lets me know that we were born this way," he said in the video above. "All you have to do is hold your head up and you'll go far. Just love yourself and you'll be set."
But just a few months later, he documented the reality of his own life as one of ongoing pain.
“I always say how bullied I am, but no one listens,” he wrote in the final post on his Tumblog. “What do I have to do so people will listen to me?”
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