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Mom of bullied gay teen 'uplifted' by support

Jonah Mowry's "Whats Goin on...." video.

The mother of a gay teen, who gained national attention after he posted a tearful video about being bullied, said she and her 14-year-old son are grateful for the outpouring of support.

"There are a lot of people that are giving their warm wishes and uplifting Jonah, and I think that's good," Peggy Sue Mowry told ABC News on Tuesday, adding, "I am proud of the responses we've gotten from people."

Jonah's video, titled "Whats goin on....," has gone viral since it was first uploaded in August, gaining more than 5 million views and support from celebrities such as Lady Gaga, Jane Lynch and Zooey Deschanel.


In the video, Jonah is seen in a dark room holding up flash cards with words and phrases, such as "Suicide was an option many times," "I get bullied everyday" and "I am tired of being torn down." The video was taped at 4 a.m. before Jonah had headed off to school, according to a post on YouTube.

The clip runs 4 minutes, 35 seconds, and at the end Jonah shares a message of hope: "I'm not going anywhere, because I'm stronger than that. I have a million reasons to be here."

A Facebook page dedicated to Jonah said, "We could all learn a good lesson from this kid. Stay strong Jonah!"

On that page, Jonah also posted his gratitude to supporters.

"I looked thru the messages, and I am happy to see so many people supporting this cause. THANK YOU! In the same time, I am shocked to realize how much HATE is out there. How did we get here? How many children has to die in order to see a change?" he posted on Monday.

On Tuesday, his post read: "Every child deserves to be happy...even at school."

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