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Billy Porter Addresses Trump in 'LGBTQ State of the Union' 2020 (Video)

Billy Porter Addresses Trump in 'LGBTQ State of the Union' 2020 (Video)

Billy Porter is delivering his “LGBTQ State of the Union.”

The 50-year-old Pose star gave the speech for Logo’s second annual event on Tuesday (February 4), just ahead of President Donald Trump‘s third State of the Union address to the nation.

“Last year, I told you that the state of our union is strong,” Billy said. “While it certainly has been battered, our union is far from broken. Now, in 2020, our responsibility as citizens has been more evident.”

Billy asked viewers to make sure to vote in 2020 to bring an end to Trump‘s presidency, which Billy called “one of the biggest crises of my lifetime.”

He called out Trump‘s ban on transgender people in the U.S. military “with a tweet,” his support of the rule that would let health care professionals refuse LGBTQ people medical procedures, his proposal to allow single-sex homeless shelters to not let in transgender people, and more.

Donald J. Trump has painted himself as a friend of the LGBTQ community, while revealing his true colors at every malicious turn,” Billy continued. “This heinous violence against trans people, which disproportionately affects trans women of color is nothing short of an epidemic. We must confront it as a community and as a country, and we must elect officials who recognize it for the crisis that it is.”

In his speech, Billy also addressed gun violence, climate change, immigrants, and women’s reproductive rights: “The fate of the entire country is in the balance. I know it sounds dramatic, but if now is not the time for drama, child, when is?”

“Remember that we have far more that connects us than sets us apart,” he added. “So, love one another, take care of one another, and let’s secure the future for those who will inherit it. In the words of the great James Baldwin, ‘Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.’”

Watch his full speech now.

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