Billy Porter releases new single, ‘Love Yourself’
“I’m thrilled to be spreading the message of self-love to my community whose humanity and worth have been up for legislation for way too long. On this 50th anniversary of Stonewall I’m proud to unite with my LGBTQ brothers and sisters to remind the world that we’re here and we ain’t goin’ nowhere. Love always wins!” said the “Pose” star. (You can listen to the song here.)
Songwriter D. Smith, who penned the tune, praised Porter for bringing a voice to his music.
“Billy’s talent and his platform are the perfect vessels for such an urgent message,” Smith said. “As a proud African-American transgender woman and music producer, I just knew he would be the right messenger for this song and I was right, he killed it! It was an amazing experience working with Billy in the studio and I am thrilled to have written and produced the track for him. My LGBTQIA+ friends and family need to hear this. The world needs to hear it as well.”
Porter will serve as co-host of ABC’s telecast of the Pride March in New York City and as one of the Grand Marshals with his “Pose” co-stars.