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Mother admits abusing 16-year-old son for being gay

PinkNews Staff Writer December 24, 2008

A woman in Scotland has admitted in court that she sent homophobic text messages and shouted abuse at her own child because he is gay.

42-year-old Celia Duncan, from Aberdeen, had previously thrown her 16-year-old son Stuart O’Neill out of the family home.

She will be sentenced next year.

Duncan shouted abuse at her son when she saw him walking with his boyfriend and sent the texts when he would not speak to her.

Stuart, who lives with his boyfriend, told the Daily Record:

“I feel really hurt by what my mum has done.

“She doesn’t like the fact that I’m gay.

“About six months ago, she told me to stop it or get out of the house.

“She’s betrayed me. What she said was vile and hurtful.”

More: Scotland

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