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Tracy Morgan

'Hey, Homeless

Gay Teens ...'

6/17/2011 2:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Tracy Morgan put on his serious face today in NY -- to meet with some homeless gay teens and victims of anti-gay violence -- in an effort to educate himself after his recent homophobic comedy act.

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During the meeting -- organized by GLAAD -- Morgan spoke with two young gay people, Jayden Love and Raciel Castillo (pictured above, to the right of Morgan), who were forced to live on the streets after they were shunned by their families.

Afterward, Jayden and Raciel said, "We really appreciate that we were able to meet with Tracy Morgan ... We hope that our stories have the power to change not only Tracy's perspective, but those of any parent who may be struggling with accepting their child."

Tracy plans to go to Tennessee next week (the site of his homophobic performance) to apologize to the people he offended and to meet with the Tennessee Equality Project and local advocates.

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61.

Lori    

Maybe this was part of God's plan for Tracy. He could really reach a lot of people with his celebrity and bring light to this problem in America.

1039 days ago
62.

Hugh Jass    

"homeless gay teens" sounds too much like "teenage mutant ninja turtles" to me. so there.

Harv, please stop using TMZ as your own personal gay agenda [don't bend over to pick up the] soap box!

1039 days ago
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republicanblack    

Come on people, let's get real. there is a legitimate reason to discourage homosexuality in the black community (cause this is what it is by making fun of it). This is the black community's way of discouraging a behavior, we KNOW that most black children's role model are --- people like him so where else would children be persuaded from being like this? Where tell me, what about black women, check this story out

http://bit.ly/whatalemon

and even though we want to pretend everything is ok, you know its better not to be a certain way right, why not have your kid tattoo HIS FACE

1039 days ago
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michael    

This is so asinine. He obviously doesn't give a f***. He should, but he doesn't, and this fake staged moment is an insult to gay people everywhere. He already made his feelings on gay people known, I'm sure he hasn't completely changed his whole world view in a matter of days...Even if it does make him look more human.

I really love gay rights topics...it totally brings to the surface the douche bags in the comments section. And I had no idea rednecks could even find the Internet, much less TMZ.

1039 days ago
65.

Joe    

granted he shouldnt say things that glorifies violence, but to give into a group of sinners whose every action is disrespecting God is a shame. Repent gay people. You are going to regret your sins one day. Repent and beg God for forgiveness !

1039 days ago
66.

Debs    

He's a homophobic a**hole, who's trying to save face. I'd respect him more for sticking by what he said no matter how wrong. Better than being fake.

1039 days ago
67.

nick    

i'm gay and i'm so annoyed that gay people are crying about this. it's STUPID. lisa lampanelli calls us ******* all the time. and we love her.

if u believe this about yourself, that's what you're really mad at. if you don't then u would have no problem with what people say or think about u.

MAKING him apologize and say he is wrong is JUST as ridiculous as conservatives telling gay people that what they do is wrong. i will better spend my time knowing that i treat people with respect and respect myself, rather than try and force everyone to have my view of the world.

it would be a boring colorless world without differences, to honor, laugh at, etc. get OVER IT.

1039 days ago
68.

michael    

Tracy was lovable as a complete moron, even if he was bad for the black community. Now, he's a moron bigot, not good for anyone.

1039 days ago
69.

nyc44th    

. . and of course a photographer just happens to be there to take photos of him ACTING like he cares what the people say ...... AND then the photos and story just happen to be released to the press. TRYING to save his career much? I'm so sick of people doing this crap after they screw up by showing their true colors.

1039 days ago
70.

MartyMcFly    

The guy has mental, as well as internal organ, problems from years of being an untreated diabetic. Good lord. I'm sick of how PC everybody is now. You can't say a god damn thing without having some group come after you, hold a press conference and force their beliefs on you. News flash. It makes your group less likable. Grow up and focus on other things in your live besides what some mentally screwed up comedian says.

1039 days ago
71.

aaron    

I'm F'n sick and tired of GLADD! If the good Lord had intended me to have sex with my brother, he would have given him a vagina.

1039 days ago
72.

Sackman    

Why do people in the public eye have to apologize for their opinions? Especially a comedian who is on stage, making a joke about his own family! Do you really think he was being serious??? c'mon America... Grow up, grow some balls... Grow some skin back... This is stupid. I'm upset that Tracy apologized and is now this GLAAD "mouthpiece" to spread their agenda. He should have just said, I'm a comedian, it's a bit, get over it! If you don't like what he says, don't listen, and don't buy tickets to his shows!

1039 days ago
73.

Jill    

This and all the money they make sport players pay out is for PR. We have free will. People especially men with use the words That's Gay, you're Gay, hey fa---t, I mean gays use the words. The world is getting soft. We all know that behind close doors, Tracy is still using the words and he still feels the same way. Just like Sports players are still using the words and still feel the same way. Everyone gay or straight should be glad they live in america. Because the real world is a different place. The strong survives and the weak suffer.

1039 days ago
74.

Sean    

To all the homophobe commenters. Go **** yourself. Petty, pathetic, ignorant, worthless s***bags!!!

1039 days ago
75.

Stillnotout    

jchancey - It's people like you that cause gays to fear haters and the crimes that they may commit. Not all gays, as I speak for myself, are out. We just live our lives in fear because we love another man like ourselves. But groups like GLAAD that help bring to the forefront how we are not allowed to live our lives as WE feel the need to, how a few ignorant people throw hate around because they can't handle what other's do if it's not what they do! Get mature and live your own life, not mine!

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