I'm posting this because it's rare that leaders in the black community talk about gay issues.
I hope Towleroad forgives me for stealing this clip. According to the blog, this is what happened:
Judge Mathis handled a case recently between two men that dealt with one of them possibly being in the closet.
Said Mathis: "If you are [gay] I think you should be up front about it. So many young men and women try to stay in the closet because their family and friends might be biased, or what have you. Forget about them. Be who you are."
Added Mathis later: "Certainly I believe that most sexual orientations come biologically and not by choice."
If only more black leaders were as vocally supportive of the lgbt community.