14-year-old Jamey Rodemeyer blogged about being the target of homophobic bullies who harassed him online, complaining that when he tried to tell adults about the problem nothing happened, JoeMyGod and other LGBT news outlets reported on Sept. 20. The young man had made a video for the "It Gets Better" project last spring, but on Sept. 19 his parents found Jamey’s body.Jamey has promised in his video that "It gets Better" , yet he continued to endure the harassment and bullying from his peers despite please to authorities and adults, who did not respond. IT HASN'T GOTTEN BETTER, and it won't until school administrators and parents of bullies take responsibility for their own actions. We are surround by bullies every day, each of us. If you don't think so just watch the daily Republican media monster that deluges us with anti-gay rhetoric and false assumptions. "Studies have shown that GLBT youth are more than five times as likely as heterosexual teens to engage in suicidal behavior. What’s more, researchers have found evidence that the labeling of teens as being gay is the source of the emotional pain that drives them toward suicide. " How many studies will it take? - the answer is zero! How many more teens will die because of authorities, parents and other people that are not being held accountable for their bullying actions? - a lot!
It's time to WAKE UP people and hold those responsible accountable. We are losing a generation of teens to actions that are preventable. I have added Jamey to our "Remember" page of teens lost to this gay, hate agenda in this country.