By middle school, the bullying was overwhelming, she said. His friends would report theabuse, and school ofﬁcials would pull the boy and the alleged bullies into the ofﬁce.Rodemeyer also regularly saw a school social worker, who would call his mother aftermeetings. It seems like his family and the school administration were on the case andthat this should have be a success story."People would be like `faggot, fag,' and they'd taunt me in the hallways and I felt like Icould never escape it," he said in a YouTube video as part of the "It Gets Better" project,which seeks to give voices and hope to bullied gay and lesbian teenagers. He hadtalked about suicide in the past, but denied recently that the bullying had carried over tohigh school, which he started shortly before his death, his mother said. He was makingplans...His parents monitored his Facebook posts but they didn't know about a separate Tumblrblog, on which he identiﬁed himself as gay, ﬁlled with troubling posts like "Stop bullyingpeople. Maybe they won't commit suicide" and "Ugh today makes me wanna killmyself."Unfortunately, I could go on. Just this week Jamie Hubley, a 15 year old in Ottawa,killed himself after relentless bullying. There are more horror stories than I think we canhandle.B’tzelem Elohim, God created us in God’s image.Gregg Drinkwater Jewish Mosaic’s director and one of the organization’s co-foundersdrashes this portion as follows:“where the traditional view ﬁnds the climax in the union of a man and a woman, thequeer-read sees the joining together of Adam and Eve as merely a vehicle for the realend point: love. More speciﬁcally, love as
- as repair and as a solution to theultimate loneliness of being.