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  • 10 of 14 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Thomaston Public Library.

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5 current holds with 14 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Thomaston Public Library B PORTER (Text to phone) 34020146440274 Adult New Biography Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1419746197
  • ISBN: 9781419746192
  • Physical Description: 278 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Abrams Press, 2021.

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Summary, etc.:
"Before Billy Porter was slaying red carpets and giving an iconic Emmy-winning performance in the celebrated TV show Pose; before he was the groundbreaking Tony and Grammy Award-winning star of Broadway's Kinky Boots, ... Porter was a young 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. Porter came of age in a world where simply being himself was a constant struggle. [This book] is the life story of a singular artist and survivor in his own words"--Publisher marketing.
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
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.
African-Americans (LGBTQ)
LGBTQ actors.
LGBTQ people.
Queer men.
Genre: Autobiographies.
Biographies (LGBTQ)
Queer biographies.
Autobiographies.

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