Jamey Rodemeyer (March 21, 1997 – September 18, 2011) was an openly gay teenager, known for his activism against homophobia and his videos on YouTube to help victims of bullying. He took his own life as a result of the constant bullying he faced. Rodemeyer has since become a symbol of bullied adolescents and teenagers who identify as being gay.
Jamey T. Rodemeyer lived with his parents, Tim and Tracy Rodemeyer, in their home outside of Buffalo, New York. He also had one sister, Alyssa Rodemeyer. He was openly gay, and faced severe bullying as a result of it. Rodemeyer's inspiration to help others came from his biggest idol, Lady Gaga. He often referred to her in his videos and quoted her lyrics to provide guidance to others.
Thanks -- so sad. It's senseless brutality -- I hate to read these stories.