Global Grind has this transcript of a conversation between Tracy Morgan and Russell Simmons, in which Morgan expresses regret for his recent homophobic rant in Tennessee and comes out in support of full marriage equality:
MORGAN: What I am most sad about is the comments I made about kids and bullying. I would never want any young person to think that I wasn’t on their side and if any young person thinks they can bully a young gay kid, come see me at 30 Rock. On the corner, I would be happy to meet you. Or Brooklyn if you can’t make it into Manhattan. [...]
I believe everyone deserves the right to be happy and marry who they want too; gay, white, black, male or female. Let me know where the rally’s at Russ. I’m there!…GO KNICKS!
GLAAD president Jarrett Barrios has called on Morgan to “meet with the parents of kids who’ve killed themselves or lost their lives in the hands of violence” and “homeless gay kids who have been kicked out because of their parents’ homophobia.”
Morgan will appear in Nashville with GLAAD to protest the state’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill, according to E! Online.