"The Early Show" reported last week that 14-year-old Jamey Rodemeyer -- who filmed an "It Gets Better" video -- killed himself after years of being bullied.
This weekend, Rodemeyer was remembered by his singing idol, Lady Gaga. She paid tribute to her young fan and raised a cry for change.
Gaga told a sold-out concert in Las Vegas, "We lost a little monster this week. ... Jamey, I know you're looking down on us. And you're not a victim. You're a lesson to all of us."
Hours earlier, in suburban Buffalo, N.Y., family and friends gathered to celebrate the teenager's brief life. He was laid to rest in a Lady Gaga t-shirt - forever baring his idol's message - "Born This Way."
Tracy Rodemeyer, Jamey's mother ,told CBS News, "It was his dream in his life to meet (Lady Gaga) and tell her how she influenced him."
Gaga, who preaches a message of acceptance and tolerance to her millions of fans, is taking the teen's death to heart. She said on her Twitter profile, "Bullying must become illegal. It is a hate crime. I am meeting with our president. I will not stop fighting."
The singer's message is a sentiment his family shares, as well.
Alyssa Rodemeyer, Jamey's sister, said, "It's up to us to make a change because of this. It's up to us to stop the bullying. It's up to us to spread his message."
It's a cause Jamey surely would have been proud of.
Tracy Rodemeyer said of her son, "He was just so for her message. Besides family, she was the biggest influence in his life."
Police are investigating whether criminal charges should be brought against the students involved in bullying Jamey Rodemeyer.