TENNESSEE: Woman Charged With Beating Son For Acting “Feminine And Gay”

 Via the Memphis NBC affiliate:

Neighbors of Jacqueline Alexander are shocked any mother would beat her son for acting “too feminine and too gay.” According to police, Alexander punched her son in the face around 11 p.m. Tuesday at their home on Mt. Moriah Road. “No, that’s not right. I mean that’s her flesh and blood, her son,” said neighbor Tamika Heard. “No, that’s not right.” Police say Alexander’s son was lying in bed when she accused him of “being too feminine and gay.” One neighbor said, “You don’t know who you are living around. It’s just terrible.” It is not clear how old Alexander’s son is, but he appears to live with his mother.

The mother is being held on assault charges.