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Billy Porter Shares His Brand of Activism: ‘My Equinox Membership is Canceled’

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‘Pose’ Star Billy Porter Shares His Brand of Activism: ‘My Equinox Membership is Canceled’

WEST HOLLYWOOD (Variety) — Just a few streets away from a protest in front of the Equinox in West Hollywood on Friday night, “” star weighed in on the controversy. “Leave,” he told Variety in response to the uproar that came after Equinox and SoulCycle owner Stephen Ross hosted a fundraiser for President Trump at his Hamptons estate.

“That’s what activism is,” Porter continued. “It doesn’t work unless you hit these people where their bank accounts are. You don’t get to have these views and rape and pillage from us. That whole business is built on queer people, people of color, the whole business is built on that. So we need to go. It is an us and a they. That’s what it is. I didn’t do that part. That’s where we are and so therefore, my Equinox membership is canceled.”

Angelica Ross , who plays Candy Ferocity on “ Pose ,” observed that Ross’s political leanings didn’t exactly come as a surprise to the LGBTQ community. “It really does show why during Pride month there […]

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