Billy Porter: 'Get Your Little Asses To The Polls'

Sun. October 18, 2020 1:56 PM by OnTopMag.com

Out actor Billy Porter is encouraging LGBT Americans to vote on November 3.

Porter, who is best known for playing Pray Tell on the FX drama Pose, talked about the importance of voting during an interview with LGBT glossy Out.

"Voter suppression is very devious," Porter said. "And one of the tent poles of voter suppression is psychology. The psychology of making the voter think that their vote doesn't matter. That's the point."

"We the people must engage in our democracy, or it goes away. That's just how it goes. It's an experiment," he said. "It's called the democratic experiment. It's an experiment. Sometimes we are on a succeeding side of it and sometimes we're not. Right now, we're not, as far as I'm concerned. And we all have an opinion about that right now. So, while we still have a voice and an opinion about it, get your little asses to the polls! I don't know what's so hard about that!"

Porter is promoting his latest project, HBO Max's Equal, which looks at the LGBT rights movement. Equal premieres Thursday, October 22.

(Related: HBO Max's Equal to profile LGBT rights pioneers.)

This article appeared at On Top Magazine and has been published here with permission.

 

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