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Pose star Billy Porter is still reeling from his first-ever Emmy nomination. Porter, who plays the emcee Pray Tell on the acclaimed FX series, became the first-ever out-gay African American actor nominated for Best Actor in a Drama at the Emmy Nominations on July 16. He remarked that he was “finally able to breathe” following the announcement. Pose also nabbed a nomination in the Best Drama category. Porter also trumpets his and the show’s success as part of the ongoing struggle...

Pose on Tuesday scored six Emmy nominations, including Outstanding Drama Series.Actor Billy Porter received an acting nomination for his portrayal of Pray Tell on the series, marking the first time an openly gay black man has been nominated for an Emmy.Pose explores New York's vibrant ball scene of the 1980s. It features television's largest cast of transgender actors in series regular roles and the largest LGBTQ cast ever for a scripted series, according to FX. It was recently renewed for a...

What do Bette Midler, Billy Porter, and the hot mohawk guy from Cirque du Soleil’s Zumanity have in common? They all graced the stage at WeParty’s WorldPride NYC event, where they entertained a crowd of over 13,000 people from around the world. The event included a lot of major talent, with Cyndi Lauper, celebrity DJs, and castmembers from the legendary off-Broadway show Stomp. The size of the crowd set a world record for the largest pride party in history....

According to LGBT blog Metro, McKellen, Smith, Thirlwall and Pinnock marched in Saturday's parade, with Thirlwall and Pinnock joining transgender children's charity Mermaids."Their visible support of trans kids means the world to so many young transgender people and their families," Mermaids tweeted.Organizers said this year's Pride was its biggest and most inclusive yet. UK daily the Guardian reported that about 300,000 people took part in the official parade through central London and 1.5 million people were in attendance.From the parade,...

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Stonewall, Bette Midler, Cyndi Lauper and Billy Porter performed electrifying and iconic live performances at the WE Party Pride Festival Main Event. Presented by Absolut Vodka at the Jacob K. Javits Center on Saturday, June 29th, the event took place during WorldPride in New York City. Produced by Jake Resnicow, organizers claim the event was the biggest New York Pride charity event in history with over 10,000 guests. The party also featured an...

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has announced their annual list of inductees to the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Among them: queer celebrities Billy Porter and Andy Cohen. Porter, best known for his role on Pose and for prolific stage work, including his Tony-winning performance in Kinky Boots, will receive a star in the Live Performance category. Cohen, host of Watch What Happens Live will be inducted into the television category. “This year’s choices were particularly unique,” Selection Committee Chair and Walk of Famer Vin...

When you’re a newly minted fashion icon, you can’t just show up to the Late Show with Stephen Colbert in any old rags. “There’s an expectation,” Pose star, red carpet goddess, and Queerty Pride50 honoree Billy Porter told Colbert, “so I have to dress appropriately.” Decked in gold, Porter talked Colbert through some of his iconic fashion moments of late. He also had this to say about clothing and gender, and we’d all be wise to perk up our ears: Watch the full interview below: Dan Tracer is...

Billy Porter and his wide brim have had enoughBilly Porter participated in the Hollywood Reporter Drama Actor Roundtable, and during the talk, he went off about the indignities gay actors must face in order to get roles. The discussion involved Stephan James, Diego Luna, Sam Rockwell, Hugh Grant and Richard Madden (who recently played a gay role in the Elton John biopic Rocketman). It covered a wealth of topics. When the moderator asked Porter what made him continue going for on-screen roles...

I first saw Billy Porter speak on a stage about his experience as an out, gay, black man working in the entertainment industry. His voice was raspy; his point of view bold. Then I saw his empowering performance as the dynamic diva Lola in Kinky Boots and understood that with so much talent, he had good reason to have so many strong opinions. While he danced and belted his way into my heart, for much of his career Porter has...

Billy Porter Actor, singer, and fashion icon One look at his expansive resume, and one can’t help but wonder: Where haven’t I seen Billy Porter? An award-winning actor, singer, writer, TV personality, and fashion icon, some may recognize him from his impressive stage work in Kinky Boots and Grease! Others may know him as Pray Tell on FX’s Pose, or for his appearance on American Horror Story: Apocalypse. And then there are those who know him from the red carpet. No stranger to...

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