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Billy Porter Opens Up: Homophobia Almost Ruined His Career



Billy Porter opens up about how homophobia almost ruined his career

By David Reddish for Queerty

LOS ANGELES — Emmy winner, fashionista and all-around icon Billy Porter has revealed how homophobia in showbiz almost ended his career.

The Pose star opened up to Deadline about his early years in the industry. Porter managed to score several high-profile roles on stage, as well as a recording contract. His insistence on living as an out-and-proud gay man, however, had a detrimental effect on his career momentum.

Porter referred to the music business as “hugely, violently homophobic. It just was never about the music. It was about trying to fix myself so other people would feel comfortable around me.”

He also talked about his difficulty finding work […]

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