I always say how bullied I am, but no one listens. What do I have to do so people will listen to me?
14-year-old JAMES RODEMEYER, in a Facebook posting on September 9; days later, he would commit suicide over anti-gay slurs directed at him at school and on the Internet.
Rodemeyer taped a message four months ago as part of the “It Gets Better Project,” saying, in part, “Love yourself and you’re set. I promise you, it does get better.”
This is what happens when our leaders allow people to think, and accept, that it’s okay to hate others based on their sexuality, their gender, their race, their ethnicity, their religious beliefs.
This is why we stand up for others. To prevent good people like James from dying at the hands of ignorant, cruel, bullying brutes.
Tumblr’s thoughts and prayers are with James’s family for their terrible loss.