Billy Porter Encourages Activists to "Take Action and Keep Pushing" in Galvanizing Speech squib
Billy Porter offered some powerful words of encouragement during the Global Goal: Unite for Our Future event on Saturday. Reflecting on the LGBTQ+ and Black Lives Matter movements, the 50-year-old actor discussed the impact of past activists, saying, "From Ms. Rosa Parks to Malcolm to Martin, as well as transgender activist Marsha P. Johnson, who boldly stood on the frontlines at Stonewall in 1969, I'll forever be grateful to those who fought for us to be where we are today, and it's up to us to keep on fighting." He then praised the younger generation for continuing to push for social justice, adding, "The world is changing right before our eyes, and it's a beautiful thing to see. None of us are promised tomorrow, so we have to take action and keep pushing to make the world a better place for all of us today."