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Billy Porter Kisses Husband While Receiving His Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Billy Porter Kisses Husband While Receiving His Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

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The Tony-, Grammy-, and Emmy-winning actor is getting his much-deserved flowers!

Billy Porter is getting his much-deserved flowers!

In a ceremony this week, the legendary actor and director received a star on the iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame, and he got to do it all with his husband by his side.

"I'm grateful to have lived long enough to see the day that my queerness is no longer my liability, but now is my greatest superpower," Porter, who has won an Emmy, Tony, and Grammy said. "I'm grateful to stand in front of the world as an out, loud and proud representation of what being Black, queer, and HIV positive looks like in 2022."

"Impossible dreams coming true," he wrote on Instagram. "Thank you to all of my friends and family who made the trip to be here for this once-in-a-lifetime moment! And to everyone who watched from home, everyone who has supported me along the way. I am so blessed and truly grateful!"

Porter was joined at the ceremony by family and friends, including his sister Mary Marth Ford, his husband Adam Smith, his manager Bill Butler, and more.

Porter, famous for his Tony-Award-winning role as Lola in Kinky Boots and his Emmy-winning performance as Pray Tell in Pose, spoke about the challenges he's faced for being himself.

"You know I heard a lot of things in my life: 'You're too Black, you're too gay, too loud, too extra, try to be quieter, try fitting in, butch it up, dim your light, stop making everyone feel so uncomfortable around you.' I tried to do all of those things, I really tried hard, but thank God I couldn't," he said.

"James Baldwin said, 'It's an artist's job to disturb the peace.' And you all know, I take my job very seriously," he continued.

Congratulations to Billy for this much-deserved honor, and congratulations to him and his husband for being so cute together!


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