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Father Shot & Killed His Fourteen-Year-Old Son Because He Didn’t Want Him To Be Gay

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This is a devastating example of how homophobia still exists

It’s easy to look at how many rights and liberties the LGBTQ+ community has gained in recent years and marvel at how much things have changed. Now, thanks to grassroots movements, celebrity outreach, and the work of dedicated politicians, the world has become a safer place for those who identify as LGBTQ+. The sad truth is that there is still a long way to go despite the progress.

In America, the right to marry has been secured for same sex couples and there have been various movements and legislation put in place to keep members of the LGBTQ+ community safe from discrimination and harm. Unfortunately, this doesn’t mean that there are no traces of homophobia left in the United States. Hate crimes against LGBTQ+ people still occur on a daily basis, and LGBTQ+ youth have some of the highest rates of homelessness of all demographics as their parents often refuse to accept them.

For anyone who believes that homophobia is completely gone, this extreme hate crime serves as a wake-up call. In this horrifying incident, a Nevada man shot and killed his 14-year-old son simply because of his sexual orientation.

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Source: Facebook/Giovanni Melton; Henderson Police Department