Bullied Gay Teen from Buffalo Commits Suicide

By: Jase Peeples
9.21.2011

ABC World News reports that another bullied gay teen has committed suicide. 14-year-old Jamey Rodemeyer from Buffalo, New York took is own life this weekend after enduring months of torment by cyberbullies.

The Williamsville North High School student had reached out through social networking sites speaking openly about his struggles with his sexuality and even posted his own encouraging “It Gets Better” video on YouTube.

However, Jamey was relentlessly bullied on his Formspring account by anonymous posts.

According to local reports, posts such as, "JAMIE IS STUPID, GAY, FAT ANND [sic] UGLY. HE MUST DIE!" and "I wouldn't care if you died. No one would. So just do it :) It would make everyone WAY more happier!" were often posted on Jamey’s blog where he spoke openly about his sexuality and his thoughts of suicide.

“I always say how bullied I am, but no on listens,” Jamey posted on his Facebook page. “What do I have to do so people will listen to me?”

Though his family was aware Jamey was being bullied, they thought he had grown stronger because his tears and anger had recently dissipated. “Lately, he’s been blowing them off, or at least we thought he was,” his mother told the Buffalo News.

Sadly, this news comes on the heels of the 2nd annual Anti-Bullying Summit.

 

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