Billy Porter Makes History With Emmy Win
Billy Porter, who plays the ballroom emcee Pray Tell in FX’s “Pose,” made history last night after he became the first openly gay black man to win the lead actor in a drama category!
Porter is already a Tony- and Grammy-winning actor, making him even more applaudable because he also made history in those categories too!
While speaking backstage Porter became emotional,
“Visibility and representation are the only things that create change,” he said. “It’s when we’re visible that we have the power to create empathy through the way we tell stories. Being black and gay and out and being in this position and speaking from where I get to speak from is the change. I hope that young queer people of all colors can look at me and know that they can.”
Now all Porter needs is an Emmy to complete his collection and legacy and in the industry!