Father kills 14-year-old son – because he was gay

We like to think we live in a time that is fairly accepting of everyone, but the sad truth is we still see endless hate crimes carried out based on people’s race, background, religion and sexual orientation.

If we want to see a change, it’s important that we shed light on these terrible actions.

And always remember: just one degrading word can have devastating consequences.

Posted by Giovanni Melton on Saturday, 18 February 2017

Everybody has the right to be loved for who they are, and nobody should have to be afraid of revealing their sexual orientation to their friends and family.

Giovanni Melton was a happy 14-year-old who spread joy amongst his friends at Coronado High School, USA.

On November 2nd, he was shot to death by his father, 53-year-old Wendell Melton.

The reason? He was gay.

This Giovanni Melton He was shot and Killed by his own father for being gay on Nov 3rd the quote circulating from his…

Posted by Averi Blunt on Sunday, 5 November 2017

Giovanni’s foster mother, Sonja Jones, states that Wendell was extremely upset over his son’s orientation, and said that he’d rather have a dead son than a son who was gay.

According to Sonja, Wendell caught Giovanni with his boyfriend, which caused him to kill his son, reports 3 News Las Vegas.

Keeping you in our thoughts and hearts Giovanni. Thank you for living your truth and being you. #RestinPower #GiovanniMeltonPhoto: @OutWithGeorge

Posted by Real Talk DC on Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Giovanni had also suffered years of physical and psychological abuse, she added.

Neighbours heard a fight break out between father and son, which culminated in gunshot.

It really shouldn’t be like this. It’s people like this father that make the world a scary place to live in.

“ I rather have a dead son then a gay son.” The words of Wendell Melton. Hes Charged with 1st degree murder for killing his 14 year old son because he was gay. Rip Giovanni Melton 😥

Posted by Kordale N KALEB on Monday, 6 November 2017

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