This is Billy Porter. You've seen him on Pose and American Horror Story, and you MUST remember his stunning Oscars tuxedo gown back in February.
Billy participated in the Hollywood Reporter Drama Actor Roundtable this year, and when the moderator asked him about his long road to success in the industry, he did not hold back.
First, he prefaced his statement by describing the "double layer" of difficulty he faced, being both gay and a person of color:
Being black and gay and out came with a lot of unemployment. It's a double layer, the layer of being a person of color in this industry then the layer of being a queen. Nobody can see you as anything else. If "flamboyant" wasn't in the description of the character, no one would see me, ever, for anything,