Jason Howard Green

Jason Howard Green

Monday, September 23, 2019

Congratulations Mr. Porter

Billy Porter has made history at the 2019 Emmy's with remarkable win. Take the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, Porter has become the first openly black male to win the award.  When he took the stage to accept the award he shared these words . . .

I gotta read! The category is love yall. Love! I am so overwhelmed to have lived long enough to see this day. James Baldwin said, 'It took many years of vomiting up all the filth I'd been taught about myself, and half believed, before I was able to walk on the Earth as though I had a right to be here. I have the right. You have the right. We all have the right.

Porter took home this award based on his portrayal of the character Pray Tell from the series Pose. If you have not yet seen the series, then treat yo-self and get into it. It is fiercely black and trans and queer and in yo face. The actors are brilliant. The music is fabulous. And it is wonderful to finally see black queerness reflected on the small screen.

Congratulations on your win Mr. Porter. He now has an Emmy and a Tony. His journy to EGOT has begun.

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