I first saw Billy Porter on the television show Pose. Playing the character Pray Tell, Porter is brash, extravagant, vulnerable, and honest. Watching Pray Tell MC the Balls — an LGBTQ+ subculture that showcases drag performers walking in themed outfits and costumes, competing for trophies and bragging rights — praising and cutting down ladies in one scene and mourning the loss of his partner to AIDS in another, Porter displays a range that has very few equals.

Click here to read my piece about the incredible Billy Porter, Black men, and the right to live your life.

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