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The Resource Unprotected : a memoir, by Billy Porter

Unprotected : a memoir, by Billy Porter

Label
Unprotected : a memoir
Title
Unprotected
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
by Billy Porter
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "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
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
CNEDM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Porter, Billy
Index
index present
LC call number
PN2287.P5718
LC item number
A3 2021
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Porter, Billy
  • African American actors
  • Gay actors
  • Actors
  • African American singers
  • African American gay men
  • Porter, Billy
  • Actors
  • African American actors
  • African American gay men
  • African American singers
  • Gay actors
  • United States
  • African-Americans (LGBTQ)
  • LGBTQ actors
  • LGBTQ people
  • Queer men
Target audience
adult
Label
Unprotected : a memoir, by Billy Porter
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1262794225
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
278 pages
Isbn
9781419746192
Lccn
2021934842
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1262794225
Label
Unprotected : a memoir, by Billy Porter
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1262794225
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
278 pages
Isbn
9781419746192
Lccn
2021934842
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1262794225

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