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“It took many years of vomiting up all the filth I’d been taught about myself, & half-believed, before I was able to walk on the earth as though I had a right to be here” W/ his #Emmys win, @theebillyporter is the 1st openly gay black man to win best lead actor in a drama series

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Everyone should be able to walk on the earth as though they had a right to be here

White men know they have the right to be here. Society has taught them the world is theirs

But everyone else- LGBT, women, POC- is taught differently

No more
We all have equal right to be here
That Baldwin quote actually brought me to tears.

For some of us, #PoseFX is so much more than just a show.

Congratulations @theebillyporter! 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾
Más na me cago en el hostión
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This quote hit me in more ways than one! ❤️✊🏾
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i feel like "openly gay" doesn't really do it justice more like "fantastically homosexual"
"They Can't Turn Back" is the James Baldwin essay from which actor Billy Porter quoted in his Emmy acceptance speech.…
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didn't catch the emmys, but i caught that acceptance speech brotha and was moved to tears... pray your strength on your continued journey and for the doors opened and ceilings shattered for not only lgbtqia community, but all underrepresented and marginalized beings!
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What a joke of a 3 dollar bill. Looks like Black beards gay sloop.
Congratulations to the one and only @theebillyporter!
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