Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Billy Porter Recounts Sexual Abuse by Stepfather


Last week celebrity trainer Shaun T admitted he had been sexually molested by his stepfather when he was 8 years old [click here if you missed that]. 

In a recent interview actor Billy Porter admits he too, was molested by his stepfather...

...When he was 7, his mom remarried. (He never really knew his father, for whom he is named.) Following one late-night "birds and bees" conversation, his stepfather began sexually abusing him. Porter says it occurred at least twice a week for five years.
"As a child, I became a grown man. In my mind, I lived that experience as if it was an affair. Because it was loving, it was nurturing, it was confusing. 'Cause it was touch. It was what I needed; it was the illusion of care, of a big, strong man caring for me. Still, to this day, I'm not okay."

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

I 100% hate that the black community will draw conclusions about molestation leading to homosexuality.

somady said...

Pray Tell was preyed upon.

Its a shame that children are so precious and yet unprotected.

Anonymous said...

When moving new niggas into your crib goes wrong.

Anonymous said...

Until black people stop being homophobic, gay men will forever marry women, to please their family, friends etc.

Anonymous said...

As a society we have failed children from sexual exploitation. Consequences for abusing children is not extreme enough. Men need to be castrated, women need to be castrated.

And yes being groomed for sexual abuse by the same sex could clearly lead to same sex attraction. I believe some are born that way and some convert to that way and some convert BACK from that way.

Anonymous said...

Every person I know who are gay was sexually abused as children. That's why I don't believe the lie they were born that way. They were made that way and I don't give a fuck who gets triggered by my saying so.

Alma's Daughter said...

B!tch, please. Stop spreading lies. I'm a lesbian and was never abused as a child by my parents, aunts, uncles, cousins, siblings, teachers, no one. Now, a 9-year old girl tried to turn me out when I was 6-years old, but I was already looking at the tom-boy girls and didn't really care for her. :<)

I'm always here for Billy Porter. Here's hoping his pain gets easier for him to live with.

Alma's Daughter said...

Something else. I don't know if I was born a lesbian or not. Makes no difference to me. I'm a grown-ass woman and will go to bed with any adult I please. Deal with it, or don't.

Anonymous said...

And here we are blouses, tutu's and sunbrellas. Blame the people that is supposed to be caring for these children but are too busy not wanting to be lonely and inviting these demons to come in their homes and have their way with helpless kids.

Anonymous said...

Know what is crazy when the victims turn into the molesters and the cycle continues knowing the damage and destruction it causes for years to come. It is so sad.

Anonymous said...

Just stop the homophobia. Let ppl be who they are. As long as its not you, why do you care. We all have lives and troubles to bear. Respect each other.

Anonymous said...

@9:15

Me too. Sick of homophobia. It's very irrational and a waste of time. Niggas don't fear rapists, child molesters, and woman beaters like they do gays/queers, atheists, and vegans.

Anonymous said...

@10:51

Agree. I'm attracted to both men and women and I've never been sexually abused or molested as a child. I am a survivor of sexual assault/date rape in my 20s, but I had a safe and loving childhood. I've always been attracted to both sex even as a kid. I was obsessed with boobs since pre-adolescense.

Anonymous said...

May the the Lord heal his Beautiful Heart.

Ramon said...

Most black people who belong to alternative lifestyles we're abused as a child. I'll argue that all day long.

Unknown said...

I just don't think these molestation story's have any validation when you grow up and be a same s---e----x lover, that you molester was. Not saying a child wants to be molested, if it was wrong why basically be what they are GhAy.

NiyabinghiObeahWomanWarrior said...

Thank you Alma's Daughter
My 14 yr old daughter is gay, and ain't never been touched either. Me on the other hand was sexually molested by both males and females in my family, and I'm not gay, have been with women, but it did nothing for me. I was also married to a man for 9 1/2 years who was sexually molested by his uncle, he's not gay, over the years spiritually advised many gay men, who were molested by men in their family. We need a collective healing for men, like a male Iyanla Vanzant who helps men heal. So many boys were being molested right along with the little girls, were worried about our daughter, never dreaming these sick fucks were praying on our son's too. I am so happy neither of my son's were touch or any of my 5 children were molested. I would not be on this blog right now. Fuck a root I would be in prison for either shooting or chopping a muthafukka up with a machete. There should also be no statue of limitations on prosecuting child molesters, that mess leaves a lifetime of trauma, unless healed. And the healing journey within itself is traumatic. I wish him continue healing.

Anonymous said...

I'm glad this is talked about more & more. Now mothers will consider something could possibly happen to their boys, as well as their daughters when they move a man into their homes. I can't tell you the countless stories friends have shared with me about a step-parent or their mother's "friend" who took advantage of them sexually. It's frightening! Those stories usually include a lonely woman and an out of work hobosexual who needed hot food and a warm bed to sleep in but wiggled their way into their home by love bombing their mother. That DL shit is real but people like Tariq Nasheed will say that it's a myth that bitter black women made up. Fucking clown!

Protect your kids ladies or don't have any! There are unsuspecting predators out there and they use you to get to your kids.

Unknown said...

Yeah, molestations, rape, and sexual assaults happen too frequently to black and brown children. Women tend to focus less on their sons, especially when they're spending time with older men. The women think that these men are imparting masculinity and knowledge, whereas, a lot of times, those men are sexually assaulting them. It could be a relative, close friend, teacher, doctor, dentist etc etc...everyone in your child's life needs to be a suspect. And talk to your kids regularly. Make sure they feel comfortable talking to you, too. Especially when it comes to their bodies. Smdh it's infuriating how often this shit happens. I recently discovered that my baby brother was raped by his cousin when he was 5 smdh. I'm traumatized just thinking about it sndh.

Anonymous said...

I keep seeing folks say the stepfathers are gay. That the mothers married gay men that turned the children gay. Isn’t a pedophile something different? That’s attracted to children not men right? Don’t some girls who are molested by men also become gay? Please educate me on this.

Alma's Daughter said...

@12:43pm. Of course, don’t know where this theory came from.

@Niya. You’re welcome and good wishes on helping others heal.

Anonymous said...

26 For this reason God gave them up to vile passions.For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature.
27 Likewise the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of the error which was due. Romans 1:26-27

Anonymous said...

What I don't like is when someone say's that a victim becomes a predator. I was molested or sexually assaulted as a child. And I have not done anything like that to anyone. And I am not a lesbian, but I sympathize with victims who are now Gay, Bi-sexual.

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