Comedian Tracy Morgan on Friday backed up his earlier apology for an anti-gay rant by visiting LGBT teens in Brooklyn.

In a routine delivered in Nashville, Morgan, the star of NBC's 30 Rock, condoned anti-gay bullying and said he would stab his son to death if he found out he was gay.

Morgan subsequently apologized and agreed to meet with troubled LGBT youth from the Ali Forney Center in New York City. He's also committed to participate in GLAAD's upcoming Amplify Your Voice video campaign to combat anti-LGBT bullying and will return to Nashville with hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons to make a public statement in support of gay rights.

On Friday, Morgan sat down for an hour to hear the stories of previously homeless gay and transgender youth now living at the center.

Raciel Castillo, 19, told Morgan that his father sent him to reparative therapy when he came out gay at the age of 12 and eventually kicked him out of the house. Another young person, Jayden Love, 20, said she was forced to live at her job after she was put out on the streets by her family for being gay.

Castillo told The Wall Street Journal that he believes Morgan, whom he said left in tears, was sincere.

“I felt like he really did want to change his message,” Castillo said.

“Today, Tracy saw firsthand the toll that homophobia and anti-gay violence can take on a person's life,” said Jarrett Barrios, president of GLAAD. “By meeting with LGBT teens left homeless because of who they are, we hope that Tracy has come to understand that so-called 'jokes' about gay youth are not just irresponsible, they are damaging.”