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Billy Porter

Learn more about Billy Porter, the Tony Award-winning Broadway performer who rose to national prominence as the star of the hit musical Kinky Boots. Billy Porter is known in the entertainment industry as a film and television actor and pop singer whose past albums include Billy Porter and At the Corner of Broadway and Soul. Read the latest about the African American star, who has also appeared in theatrical productions of Angels in America, Dreamgirls, Jesus Chris Superstar, Radiant Baby, and Grease!

Billy Porter Set to Play James Baldwin in Upcoming Film

Porter will also co-write the script about the activist and writer's life.

New Doc Chronicles Queer — or Not — Rock Icon Little Richard

The influential early rocker was conflicted about sexuality and religion but made great music, as detailed in Little Richard: I Am Everything.

Fox’s 'Accused' Features a Heartfelt Drag Queen Storyline

The Fox series features the story of an accused drag queen, Robyn, in the Billy Porter-directed episode starring Broadway’s J. Harrison Ghee. The Advocate has an exclusive clip.

Ryan Murphy Honors LGBTQ+ Actors in Uplifting Golden Globes Speech

Praising queer creatives like Billy Porter, Niecy Nash, and Michaela Jae Rodriguez, Murphy accepted a lifetime achievement award.

Billy Porter Takes Down Anti-Trans Pols for Bad Policies and Bad Hair

Porter and influencer Lynae Vanee have some political and grooming advice for Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz.

'A Strange Loop,' Billy Porter, and More Make the Tonys Gay

From Ariana DeBose's opening number to A Strange Loop's Best Musical win, it was a decidedly queer-inclusive night.

Billy Porter Has Something to Say About That Harry Styles Vogue Cover

"I. Personally. Changed. The. Whole. Game. And that is not ego, that is just fact."

The Emmy Nominations Are Out, and They Are Super Gay and Trans

The 73rd Emmy Nominations are here and they're queer. Get into it. 

Billy Porter: LGBTQ State of the Union 'Remains Strong'

For the third year, the Pose star delivered an address assessing the nation's queer acceptance.

Billy Porter Closes DNC's First Night With Powerful '60s Protest Song

The Democratic National Convention's first night ended with the Pose star and Stephen Stills's rendition of a classic. 

Billy Porter to Haters Mad at Sesame Street: 'Stay Out of My Bedroom'

Religious homophobes referring to Porter as a "drag queen activist" are petitioning to pull PBS's funding if his Sesame Street episode airs. 

Billy Porter & Idina Menzel Deliver the Gayest Song of the Season

The Tony winners belt the Irving Berlin classic "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm" surrounded by fabulous dancers in shorts.  

Billy Porter Will Play Cinderella's Fairy Godmother in New Adaptation

The Pose actor will star alongside Camila Cabello in the Sony movie musical.


Pose's Billy Porter Is Emmys' 1st Gay Black Man to Win for Lead Drama

Porter quoted James Baldwin when he made history by winning the award for Best Actor in a Drama Series. 

Billy Porter Just Slayed the Met Gala as a Sun God

The star of Pose continues to use red carpets to expand notions of gender within fashion. 

Tomi Lahren Claims Billy Porter, LGBTQ People Attacked Masculinity

The Fox News correspondent is fearful for the future of "traditional" masculinity, claiming that it under siege from the "Left."  

Glenn Close Gives Master Class in Reacting to Billy Porter's Tux Gown

The legendary actress may not have won her Oscar, but she won the night with just one look. 

Billy Porter Releases Columbine-Inspired 'Love the Pain Away' Video

The Pose star recorded the song because "this sentiment is still necessary today."

Pose's Billy Porter Tells Kevin Hart 'F You' Over Homophobic Jokes

The Tony winner discussed the power of words and how he has a zero-tolerance policy on anti-LGBTQ rhetoric.