Published On: Mon, Sep 23rd, 2019

Billy Porter’s powerful Emmys acceptance speech was a rallying cry for equality

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We already know Billy Porter can make an entrance, but did you know he can give a pretty spectacular speech, too?

At the 2019 Emmys on Sunday, the Pose star picked up the award for lead actor in a drama series — becoming the first openly gay black man to do so.

“The category is love, y’all, love,” said Porter, collecting the award. “I am so overwhelmed and I am so overjoyed to have lived long enough to see this day.”

The award-winning actor then reflected on the words of great American novelist, essayist, orator, and civil rights activist James Baldwin in one of the most powerful moments of the ceremony. Read more…

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