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Tracy Morgan meets gay community in New York

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Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan

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Tracy Morgan has fulfilled his pledge to meet with members of the LGBT community following his recent homophobia scandal.

The 30 Rock actor sparked a worldwide controversy after making a series of anti-gay comments at a stand-up gig in Nashville, Tennessee earlier this month.

After issuing a statement with the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) this week revealing his plans to visit gay teens in New York, Morgan yesterday travelled to the city's Ali Forney Centre, an organisation for homeless LGBT youth.

The 42-year-old met with teenagers who had been ejected from their homes over their sexuality, as well as a mother whose 20-year-old gay son was killed in a hate crime back in 2007, GLAAD told E! Online.

"Our parents' inability to accept us changed our lives for the worse," Ali Forney residents Jayden Love and Raciel Castillo said in a joint statement. "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.

"In the meeting, Tracy clearly took responsibility for his words, and we hope that he will use his platform to make the world a better place for LGBT people."

Morgan previously apologised for his homophobic rant and vowed to offer his regrets upon a planned return to Nashville.

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