Billy Porter reveals why he was ‘traumatised’ by the music industry: ‘They were very homophobic!’

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Billy Porter was “traumatised” by his first few years in the music industry. The 54-year-old Broadway star released his self-titled debut album in 1997 but recalled industry executives trying to convince the world that he was straight He told Vulture: “My first album was Billy Porter on A and M Records. It was traumatizing. The industry was very homophobic. I had an R and B deal on A and M, and nobody would do anything that I wanted. It was all about the smoke and mirrors of trying to make the world think I was straight, that I was masculine enough to exist. It was traumatizing, since my voice…

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