Actor Malik Yoba is making news today - he's come out as a man who loves trans-women. 

According to many on social media, a man that loves trans-women - or anyone with a penis - is "gay." But Malik is hoping to draw a distinction, as he's claiming that a man can be "heterosexual" and still be attracted to trans-women.

Malik opened up about his struggle with being attracted to transwomen. The actor explained, "I love ALL women AND count MYSELF among those that find themselves trans attracted and I too have felt the self imposed shame that comes with that truth but it’s time to speak up." 

He continued, "It is NOT about GENITALIA OR SEX but about attraction to the soul and humanity of an individual."

Malik added, "As a self identified cis heterosexual man I too am learning what it means to be trans attracted. Many of us famous and otherwise that have struggled with accepting our attraction so we do NOTHING."

Here's what  he said:


On a business front, recently Yoba has turned his attention to real estate.

“I made some money, some real money on my first real estate transaction. I knew that I wanted to build. I used to walk in Harlem in the burnt up Harlem of the '80s, and I'd look at brownstones that were dilapidated or apartment buildings, thinking whoever designed this and built this did not want it to look like this.”

Yoba is currently combining his on camera and real estate skills on a new show, I Build NY, that follows him on his journey of becoming a NY real estate developer.