“The bodies that uphold the great legacy of spirituals are often Black and queer. When will we love all of them for who they are, not just for what they can do?” the “Choir Boy” playwright said.
Smollett captioned the video, “So much PRIDE.”
Smollett’s last post to Instagram was on January 28.
Smollett identifies as gay, and has portrayed the character Jamal on “Empire” since 2015.
Smollett was later charged with multiple felony counts after Chicago police say he staged the attack against himself.