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This teen sent a love letter to another girl, mum allegedly beat her up

November 29, 2016
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A mother in Detroit has been charged with assault after finding a love letter from her teenage daughter to another girl.

Local 4 News in Detroit, Michigan, reports that Iyesha K. Porter has been charged with third-degree felony child abuse and assault and battery by Wayne County Prosecutors.

Ms Porter is said to have discovered the love letter between her 15-year-old daughter and another girl on November 11.

It’s alleged that after reading the private letter, the 34-year-old responded by signing her daughter out of school, then forcing her to come home.

She then began to beat and kick her teenage daughter, before pushing her into a wall while shouting gay slurs, local police said.

Dana Nessel, president of the Fair Michigan Project, which focuses on tackling abuses to LGBT people, said: “This case is an unfortunate example of the physical and mental harm that LGBTQ youths suffer when their sexual orientation is discovered by hostile family members.

“The Fair Michigan Justice Project, in association with the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office and the Detroit Police Department, stands ready to aggressively prosecute these brutal crimes committed against members of the LGBTQ community.”

This isn’t the first mother daughter bigotry row in recent weeks.

A mother in Minnesota is suing her daughter for transitioning.

Related topics: abuse, America, detroit, girl, Homophobia, lesbian, LGBT, Michigan, US

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