by Ali Berman
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One of the most emotional videos you’ll find about a kid being bullied for being gay is getting quite a bit of attention. An eighth grader named Jonah really put himself out there when he shared his story with the world via a youtube video. And it was worth it. His video is serving as an inspiration to the over two million people who have viewed it so far.

If you haven’t seen it yet, you can watch it below, and marvel at the complete honesty Jonah shows as he tells the world about his cutting, thoughts of suicide and how he’s stronger than all of the negative words coming at him.

Support for Jonah is pouring in from all over the place, including from celebrities who were moved by his bravery. Jonah has since come out with new videos thanking everyone for their support.

Here are a few of the notes to Jonah from some big names:

Lady Gaga – Thank you Jonah for being brave enough to share your story + showing us strength. You matter to millions. #TellYourStory #EndBullying

Ricky Martin – Sending @JonahMowryReal one big rib breaking hug :0) ! Stay strong buddy! You are 1 courageous young man!!! Remember #LoveConquersHate!

Jane Lynch – I want to wrap Jonah up in my arms. I believe love has the power to travel through space and time. Let’s send some to Jonah.

Rosie O’Donnell - hello jonah – u r an artist son – the video was beautiful – ur ability to express ur feelings will save u – know u r loved

Want to see what all the fuss is about? Break out the tissues because this boy will both break your heart and inspire you to be strong in your darkest moments.

About Ali Berman

Ali Berman is the author of Choosing a Good Life: Lessons from People Who Have Found Their Place in the World (Hazelden) and Misdirected (Seven Stories Press). She works as a humane educator for HEART teaching kids about issues affecting people, animals and the environment. Her published work can be found on her website at In early 2012 Ali co-founded flipmeover, a production company with the mission to use media to raise awareness of social issues.

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  • Joanna

    I think you need to take a look at his youtube page.., and find out the truth from this kid. I feel he is getting a lot of praise for something he is not.

  • Miz Kizzy

    The original video was made last August, on his on as far as I can tell. The others are of him and the SAME FRIEND in the other vids goofing off and being kids. Maybe she’s the “one friend” he referred to in the original vid.

    WHERE is it written that you have to dwell on your personal pain 24/7/365? I’m incredibly relieved that he HAS at least that one friend he trusts enough to be himself with.

    He’s a KID! All this hater crap is going to accomplish what the original bullies could not. I repeat, HE.IS.A.KID!

  • snowisfun

    Again, but here it goes. It’s a bad idea to ask a teenager to be gay for the same reason as it is to ask a teenager to drink alcohol. How many of the teens taking a gay identity do so because of sex abuse? We do know that 33% of gays report homosexual rape in youth. How many of the boys & girls taking a gay/lesbian identity do so because the mom smoked marijuana during pregnancy? It has been speculated that a woman smoking pot during pregnancy may cause a baby to take part in gay & lesbian activites in adulthood. If it’s true than homosexuality is a birth defect & puts meaning to why marijuana is called a fag. The world to repeat is better off without gay & lesbian activites & without sex change mutilations. Sex is supposed to be between a man & woman only. Unsure why Ecorazzi keeps writing about the homo topic when drugs are gay.