keeping his head held high

Advocate: “…I always say how bullied I am, but no one listens,” he wrote on September 9. “What do I have to do so people will listen to me?” In May, he was on a high after coming out to friends, and he pointed to the support from people online as the reason it gets better. “I have so much support from people I don’t even know online,” he told the camera. “They don’t ever want me to die” “…I felt like I could never escape it,” said Rodemeyer, who claimed Lady Gaga as his inspiration for keeping his head held high…” (Jamey Rodemeyer, 14, Dies in Suicide) “…Jamey was a 14-year-old high school student in New York who often blogged about his experiences being bullied at school. In fact, according to his parents, Jamey had been bullied since the 5th grade, both at school, and online. His mother stated that he had begun questioning his sexuality, which led to students making malicious comments toward him. However, in the past year the attacks began to increase in intensity and in vehemence: Jeremy began receiving vile comments on his Formspring account, a blog that allows anonymous postings, such as: “Jaime is stupid, gay, fat and 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!…” (Jamey Rodemeyer, 14: another victim of anti-gay bullying)

Jamey Rodemeyer Suddenly on September 18, 2011. Age 14. Beloved son of Tracy M. (nee Pieczynski) and Timothy L. Rodemeyer; loving brother of Alyssa A. Rodemeyer; dear grandson of Sandra (Douglas Denman) Pochron and Lannie and Nancy Rodemeyer; cherished nephew of Susan (Charles) Hynes, Debi Mack, Cheryl (Ted) Kujawski, and David “Bubba” Rodemeyer; cousin of Nathan, Tom and Jack Hynes and Christopher Kujawski; also survived by numerous family members and friends. The family will be present Thursday and Friday 3-8 PM at (Amherst Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, INC. 5200 Sheridan Dr. (at Hopkins), where prayers will be offered Saturday at 8:45 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 9:30 AM at SS Peter & Paul RC Church, 5480 Main St., Williamsville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Crisis Services or to a charity of your choice. Share your condolences at (