Actors Justice Smith, Nicholas Ashe Announce They Are a Couple In Black Lives Matter/LGBTQ Inspired Post [Photos]

Posted June 6, 2020

Actors Nicholas Ashe and Justice Smith have come out and revealed that they are part of the LGBTQ community, and are in a relationship.

Nicholas is known for his role in the OWN hit series ‘Queen Sugar,’ while Justice has starred in ‘Jurassic World‘ and also was the lead star in Netflix’s ‘The Get Down.’

The announcement came via a post made by Justice in honor of Pride Month and also to celebrate and stand in solidarity with the millions of people who are protesting against police brutality around the country.

The actor revealed that he and Ashe attended a protest in New Orleans Friday. He revealed that he and Ashe both felt that the mantra of Black Lives Matter often did not include those who identify as LGBTQ.

The post also served as his official “coming out” and revealed that he and Ashe are in a loving relationship. Get into the post below.

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@nckash and I protested today in New Orleans. We chanted ‘Black Trans Lives Matter’ ‘Black Queer Lives Matter’ ‘All Black Lives Matter’. As a black queer man myself, I was disappointed to see certain people eager to say Black Lives Matter, but hold their tongue when Trans/Queer was added. I want to reiterate this sentiment: if your revolution does not include Black Queer voices, it is anti-black. If your revolution is okay with letting black trans people like #TonyMcDade slip through the cracks in order to solely liberate black cishet men, it is anti-black. You are trying to push yourself through the door of a system designed against you, and then shut the door behind you. It is in our conditioning to get as close to whiteness, straightness, maleness as we can because that’s where the power is. And if we appeal to it, maybe it’ll give us a slice. But the revolution is not about appeal. It is about demanding what should have been given to us from the beginning. What should have been given to black, queer, and trans individuals from the beginning. Which is the right to exist. To live and prosper in public. Without fear of persecution or threat of violence. There is so much tragedy on the timeline these last couple of days so I added some photos of me and Nic to show some #blackboyjoy #blacklove #blackqueerlove ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜 You’ve been my rock and guiding light through all of this and I love you so much. I know that on the other side of this Is change, though the fight is far from over. #justicefortonymcdade #justiceforninapop #justiceforgeorgefloyd #justiceforahmaud #justiceforbreonna #sayhername #defundthepolice #endwhitesupremacy

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Congrats to Justice and Nick!

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