In a video shared on his social media accounts in June 2020, the actor spoke out in support of Black, gay, and trans people joining the global Black Lives Matter protests.
“LGBTQ+ Black folks are Black people, too!” he said in the video. “Our lives matter, too! So this is my response to those of y’all who don’t understand that: F*** you! And, yes, I am cussing. It’s time for cussing.”
A few months before, the actor had delivered the LGBTQ State of the Union speech. “Last year, I told you that the state of our union was strong,” Porter noted. “And while it’s certainly been battered, our union is far from broken.”