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Unprotected : a memoir / by Billy Porter.

Porter, Billy, (author.).


Growing up Black and gay in America has never been easy. Before Porter was winning Emmys, Tonys and Grammys, he was a boy in Pittsburgh who was seen as different, who didn't fit in. At five years old Porter was sent to therapy to 'fix' his effeminacy; he was endlessly bullied at school, sexually abused by his stepfather, and criticized at his church. This is his story: of a boy whose talent and courage opened doors for him, but only a crack. Of a teenager discovering himself, learning his voice and his craft amidst deep trauma. And of how determination led him through countless hard times to where he is now; a proud icon who refuses to back down or hide. -- adapted from jacket

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  • ISBN: 1419746197
  • ISBN: 9781419746192
  • Physical Description: 278 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Abrams Press, 2021.
Subject: Porter, Billy.
African American actors > Biography.
Gay actors > United States > Biography.
Actors > United States > Biography.
African American singers > Biography.
African American gay men > Biography.
Genre: Autobiographies.

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