Tyler Perry's Studio Complex To Include Compound For Displaced LGBTQ Youth And Homeless Women

October 8th 2019

With the opening of Tyler Perry Studios, Tyler Perry made history by becoming the first Black person to own a major film studio.

The opening of Tyler Perry's new studio in Atlanta, Georgia drew many celebrities such as Ava DuVernay, Viola Davis, Stacey Abrams, Colin Kaepernick, Beyoncě, Kelly Rowland, Michelle Williams, Sunny Hostin, Whoopi Goldberg and Cicely Tyson.

In an interview with Gayle King for CBS, the multihyphenate entertainment mogul revealed that his studio will include a compound for LGBTQ youth who have been displaced, as well as homeless women.

He revealed to King, “I’ll tell you what I’m most excited about next is that pulling this next phase off...is building a compound for trafficked women, girls, homeless women, LGBTQ youth who are put out or displaced. And having a compound that is a beautiful place right here somewhere on this 330 acres, where they’re trained in the business and they become self-sufficient, they live in nice apartments, there’s daycare, there’s all of these wonderful things that allow them to re-enter society and then pay it forward again. That’s what I hope to do soon.”

Watch the interview below:

 

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by Jordan Simon on October 8th 2019

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