Gay Issues

Lady Gaga Wants to Meet Obama and Outlaw Bullying

| by Michael Allen

On her Twitter page, Lady Gaga condemned the bullying of gay teen Jamey Rodemeyer, who recently committed suicide by writing: "Jamey Rodemeyer, 14 yrs old, took his life because of bullying. Bullying must become illegal. It is a hate crime."

Gaga also wrote: "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."

Gaga added that she hoped to meet with President Obama to discuss the issue of bullying.

Rodemeyer quoted a Lady Gaga lyric on his Facebook page the night before his Sunday death: "Don't forget me when I come crying to heaven's door."

The 14-year-old boy also had two blogs on which he wrote about being taunted at school, which lead to more bullying.

Rodemeyer was found dead outside his house on Sunday. It is unclear how he died, but police called it an apparent suicide.

Classmates reportedly taunted Rodemeyer with anti-gay comments months before his suicide. The boy's parents says their son was repeatedly singled out by school bullies over his sexuality.