Appearing on NBC's "Today' Show on Tuesday, the parents of Jamey Rodemeyer, the gay 14-year-old who recently committed suicide in Williamsville N.Y., said that high school bullies taunted the boy's sister Alyssa Rodemeyer, 16, and her friends on the night of his wake.
Alyssa was heckled at her homecoming dance by the same teens who had bullied her brother for being gay, said Mom Tracy Rodemeyer. She had hoped the dance, held on the night of Jamey's wake, would help take Alyssa's mind off her brother's death.
"She was having a great time, and all of a sudden a Lady Gaga song came on, and they all started chanting for Jamey, all of his friends," Tracy said. "Then the bullies that put him into this situation started chanting, 'You're better off dead!' and 'We're glad you're dead!' and things like that."