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ST. LOUIS, MO. (KTVI) – A fifth grade student, who is being raised by a same sex couple, told FOX2 constant bullying has made her want to switch schools.

Janelle Lankford, 11, is a student at Mason Elementary School in St. Louis.

"It just makes me feel sad, and it makes me feel like I am not wanted," she said.

Her mother, Sadie, said her daughter should not have to endure the bullying.

"My partner and I are open with our lifestyle,' she said.”We should not have to hide it."

Sadie said Janelle has been called a “lesbian” and derogatory name.

"It is just unfair for kids to do that to my daughter," she said.

Janelle vented her frustration by posting a YouTube video about the bullying.

"I just want it to stop," she said.