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Gaga on Bullying: Get Me Obama

Embarks on crusade to make bullying illegal after Jamey Rodemeyer's suicide
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 22, 2011 12:15 PM CDT
Jamey Rodemeyer Suicide: Lady Gaga Wants Obama to Make Bullying a Hate Crime
Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett at their recording session of "Lady Is A Tramp."    (PRNewsFoto/RPM Records/Columbia Records)

(Newser) – For one gay teen, it didn't get better, and Lady Gaga plans to do something about it. The singer took to Twitter following the suicide of Jamey Rodemeyer—who ended his life because he could no longer face bullying at his school—first expressing sadness ("The past days I've spent reflecting, crying, and yelling. I have so much anger. It is hard to feel love when cruelty takes someones life") before establishing a platform of sorts.

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"Bullying must become be illegal. It is a hate crime,” she tweeted. And she plans on taking her case to the top. "I am meeting with our President. I will not stop fighting. This must end. Our generation has the power to end it. Trend it. #MakeALawForJamey." The Buffalo News notes that Rodemeyer posted Gaga lyrics on Facebook shortly before his death: "Don't forget me when I come crying to heaven's door." (Read more gay teenagers stories.)

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