Meet the Logo30: Dyllón Burnside

"Pride for me is being your full self in every room you are in."

Every day during the month of June, we will be spotlighting our 2020 Logo30. This powerful series profiles ordinary and extraordinary people who show pride in unique and provocative ways. Visit the Logo30 homepage to view current and past honorees.

From Pose to Prideland, Dyllón Burnside is taking fans on a journey.

The out actor first turned heads as Ricky, the dancer heartthrob who steals Damon’s heart on FX’s Emmy-winning ball series, Pose. Now, he is the host of PBS’ new Pride Month series, Prideland. The hourlong special and short-form digital series follow Burnside as he travels across the South speaking with members of the LGBTQ community and allies.

Burnside is from Pensacola, Florida, right across the state line from Alabama, so he knows first-hand what it’s like growing up gay below the Mason-Dixon line.

Asked by Logo and NewNowNext what Pride means to him, Burnside said, “Pride for me is authenticity and being your full self in every room you are in. It’s about honoring the fullness of your identity, honoring your ancestors, and your history. Pride is about fighting for the ability for every one of us to have equal rights and be our full selves.”

Watch interviews with our 2020 Logo30 honorees, including Burnside, below.

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