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Lady Gaga wants to meet with Obama over bullying
Gaga expressed sadness over Twitter Wednesday about the suicide death of a 14-year-old New York boy who had complained in an online video about being bullied over his sexuality.
The pop singer tweeted to her 13.7 million followers: “I am meeting with our President. I will not stop fighting. This must end.”
A Democratic official said Gaga plans to attend an Obama fundraiser next week on the West Coast but no private meeting has been scheduled. The official spoke on condition of anonymity and was not authorized to speak publicly about the fundraiser.
In videos, Jamey Rodemeyer described being taunted in his school hallways and receiving hateful messages online before his suicide death Sunday outside his home in Williamsville, N.Y. The video was part of the “It Gets Better Project,” which is meant to give hope to gay teens.
Rodemeyer’s parents said the boy had been bullied for years but appeared to be doing better since beginning high school a few weeks ago.
Police are investigating whether criminal charges should be filed in the case. New York state doesn’t have an anti-bullying law but authorities have said bullies could be charged with harassment or aggravated harassment.
The White House held a conference on bullying prevention in March to discuss bullying, estimating that it affects 13 million students, or about a third of those attending school. Obama said then he hoped to “dispel the myth that bullying is just a harmless rite of passage or an inevitable part of growing up. It’s not.”
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