In an interview with HuffPost Live this week, Isaiah Washington recalled being the victim of an anti-gay attack back in the 1980s in New York.
"I had on leggings," Washington, a professional dancer at the time -- who is also straight -- recalled. "Walking around in the Bronx, you're getting a beatdown." Unfortunately, he added, "Thirty years later, we're still in that same place."
The 51-year-old actor can next be seen opposite Mo'Nique in Patrik-Ian Polk's "Blackbird," which is slated for release on April 24. The film, based on Larry Duplechan's novel of the same name, focuses on a young singer (Julian Walker) who is struggling to come to terms with his sexuality in a small Southern Baptist community.
Washington also talked about the media firestorm surrounding his 2007 "Grey's Anatomy" dismissal. The actor's contract was not renewed after he reportedly called co-star T.R. Knight, who is gay, a "faggot" during an on-set argument with actor Patrick Dempsey.
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