Billy Porter Becomes First Gay Man on Essence Magazine Cover

In the 50 years of its existence Essence magazine has never had a gay man on the cover, until now.

Actor, activist, and fashion expert Billy Porter will don the cover of the July-August issue of the iconic magazine.

In the cover story, Porter is referred to as a “national treasure” for his activism for LGBTQ+ rights in the U.S.

The story will also tell of Porter’s struggles throughout his career and how at age 50 he’s still not done yet.

Are you going to pick up the latest issue of “Essence?’ How much do you know about Billy Porter?

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