2019 will most definitely go down as the year for the most celebrities coming-out of the closet. Actor Malik Yoba is the latest celebrity to publicly come out of the closet during a PSA that speaks on bullying in the trans community.
Over the weekend, Yoba released a video on his Instagram page telling his followers that he is attracted to transgender women while speaking about Maurice “Reese” Willoughby, a Philadelphia man whose story went viral online after news spread that he killed himself after being ridiculed for openly loving his transgender girlfriend Faith.
“Trans love is ok and bullying has nothing to do with masculinity or HETEROSEXUAL behavior,” Yoba said in the video. “I love all women and count myself among those who find themselves trans attracted.”
Yoba also spoke about experiencing shame and learning while being trans attracted. “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 one’s truth!” he wrote.
However, the clip has since been removed due to backlash, but sources close to Yoba says “he stands by his truth.”