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Jussie Smollett Opens Up On Coming Out in 'Essence'

Jussie Smollett Opens Up On Coming Out in 'Essence'

Jussie Smollets, Trai Byers, and Bryshere “Yazz” Gray are studs in white on the cover of Essence magazine’s June 2015 issue, out on newsstands on Friday (May 15)!

Here’s what the Empire actors had to share with the mag:

Jussie on coming out gay: “If I can help someone else feel less alone, no matter what they’re going through, I’m happy to have that opportunity…”

Bryshere on hearing tough tales from his fans: “I would hear things like, ‘My dad was never in my life…’ and my response was, ‘My dad was never in my life…Don’t feel like you don’t matter.’”

Trai on working out: “I work out for two reasons: one, because I’m an actor and two, because I’m somebody’s [future] husband. I want to be prepared for the woman God has for me.”

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Photos: Essence
Posted to: Bryshere Gray, Jussie Smollett, Magazine, Shirtless, Trai Byers

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  • Ash

    Wow Trai those are you reasons for working out? Shallow and lame but it’s your life so whatevs.

  • GlendaHBryant

    ☞☞☞Start PR0FIT with Google at Home-@ny14!!!



  • Jessica

    Great reasons for working out!

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