Billy Porter had some powerful words for graduates during YouTube’s virtual “Dear Class of 2020″ commencement celebration on Sunday (June 7).
“I want to talk to the LGBTQ class of 2020. For many of you, school is not just a place to go, but a place where you learned to lean into your authenticity,” the Pose star began.
He continued, “I’m so proud of you all…I’m talking to the allies out there as well. We thank you. As you embark on your lives, know that love is the answer. Leading with that, always, is how we make change in this world, and how we make it for good.”
Porter closed out his speech with a joyful, “I love y’all. Congratulations — see you in the world!”
Watch the ongoing event below.