Malik Yoba Opens Up About His Attraction For Transgender Women: ‘It’s Not about Genitalia!’

09/03/2019 12:00 AM EDT by WBLS Staff

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Actor Malik Yoba is coming out and opening up about his sexuality.

The 51-year-old shared his thoughts on attraction and love for transgender women while weighing on the Maurice “Reese” Willoughby who committed suicide. Willoughby suffered from bullying for dating a trans woman.

Yoba shared on social media:

“I love ALL women AND count MYSELF among those that find themselves trans attracted and I too have felt the self imposed shame that comes with that truth but it’s time to speak up. It is NOT about GENITALIA OR SEX but about attraction to the soul and humanity of an individual and often the beauty that is in the courage and conviction to live ones truth! As a self identified cis heterosexual man I too am learning what it means to be trans attracted. Many of us famous and otherwise that have struggled with accepting our attraction so we do NOTHING.”

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He also shared a video of Willoughby with the caption:

“ATTENTION BLACK AND ALL MEN!!! THIS IS NOT OK!!!!! This video is another heartbreaking example of the homophobia, transphobia hatred and hypocrisy WE as black folks, BLACK MEN, in particular, have to NAME, FACE and CALL OUT and do the work to heal!!!”

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We applaud Yoba for standing in his truth.