NEW YORK, UNITED STATES – 2023/04/12: Tyler Perry attends NAN 2023 Convention Keepers of the Dream gala at Sheraton Times Square. National Action Network (NAN) holds an annual conference inviting elected official, civil rights leaders and public to speak and participate in conversations about civil and human rights in the USA. (Photo by Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
Tyler Perry hopes to help solve a murder mystery of a recently killed man in Grenada. He has put up reward money in anticipation of gaining information about the killing of a gay man close to one of his friends.
“A few days ago, I got an extremely heartbreaking phone call from my friend, Yvette Noel-Schure. Through her tears and grief, she told me that in her home country of Grenada, a young man that was like a son to her was murdered. My soul ached as she shared that he was a young, gifted singer who was murdered because he was gay.”
Perry states in the post that the killing reminded him of a similar killing in Collier County, Florida, several years ago. Terrance Williams was found dead in prison, and the family old that he hung himself. He also brought up Mathew Shepard, a gay man who was beaten, tortured, and left to die when he was a student at the University of Wyoming on Oct. 6, 1998.
He states that the pain of not knowing what happened can be crippling.
Source: Black Enterprise