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Tyler Perry Says Atlanta Studio Will Include A Compound For Displaced Women & LGBT Youth

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Tyler Perry Says Atlanta Studio Will Include A Compound For Displaced Women & LGBT Youth

Tyler Perry Says Atlanta Studio Will Include A Compound For Displaced Women & LGBT Youth

Tyler Perry recently appeared on “Good Morning America” to share more details on his latest achievement; The Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta!

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Following his big grand opening event where he gave guests a tour of his new grounds and acknowledge those contributed to his success, Perry shared more of his plans while speaking with Gayle King.

The 46-year-old said he intends to use the property to assist displaced LGBTQ youth and homeless women.

“I 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 and displaced,” said Perry, who has become the first African American to outright own a major studio. He went on to say, “And having a compound that is a beautiful place…where they’re trained in the business and they become self-sufficient, they live in nice apartments, there’s daycare, there are all these wonderful things that allow them to reenter society and then pay it forward again. So, that’s what I hope to do soon.”

During the conversation, Perry also pointed out that the studio was also built on a former Confederate army base.

“Think about the poetic justice in that,” he said. “The Confederate Army is fighting to keep Negroes enslaved in America, fighting, strategy, planning on this very ground. And now this very ground is owned by me.”

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