A mother in Memphis, USA, has been charged by police after allegedly assaulting her son because he is too feminine.
- Mother allegedly punched her son for being too “feminine and gay”
- Was jailed on a $1000 bond
Jacqueline Alexander in Memphis was charged by police for domestic assault against her son, resulting in a jail time on a $1000 bond. According to police she punched her son ay 11PM on Tuesday. Police say her son was lying in bed when she accused him of “being too feminine and gay.”
Will Batts, who runs the Memphis Gay and Lesbian Center said to WMC Action News, “It’s shocking every time it happens, but it’s not new to us at the centre,
“We hear a lot of stories about people who are assaulted by family members. Young people who are kicked out of their houses when they come out to a parent.”
The boy’s name or age has not be released.