The track has been written and produced by transgender artist D. Smith. "Billy's talent and his platform are the perfect vessels for such an urgent message," Smith shares in press notes. "My LGBTQIA+ friends and family need to hear this. The world needs to hear it as well."
Porter currently stars on FX's Pose, and is a Tony winner for his performance as Lola in Kinky Boots. As a recording artist, Porter has released four albums and three singles. This latest release comes as queer people around the world are celebrating pride month.
"I’m thrilled to be spreading the message of self-love to my community whose humanity and worth have been up for legislation for way too long," says Porter. "On this 50th anniversary of Stonewall I’m proud to unite with my LGBTQ brothers & sisters to remind the world that we’re here and we ain’t goin’ nowhere. Love always wins!"
Porter will co-host the telecast of New York City's Pride March on ABC in addition to serving as one of the Grand Marshall's with his Pose co-stars.
"Love Yourself" is executive produced by Bill Butler and Carmen Cacciatore, and has been released on The Butler Music Company label.