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“None of this was easy ... The world has caught up with me, and I’m a living witness that dreams do come true, even if they aren’t the ones you start out with,” Billy Porter wrote in a 2017 op-ed for The New York Times, referring to a journey that included homelessness and bankruptcy. But the actor is proof that things get better.
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“I feel lucky to be writing this. To be here. To have arrived at this place in my life,” the Umbrella Academy star wrote after coming out as trans in an open letter to fans in December 2020. “I love that I am trans. And I love that I am queer. And the more I hold myself close and fully embrace who I am, the more I dream, the more my heart grows and the more I thrive.”