After taking on Hollywood, Ryan Murphy is hoping to change Washington, D.C.
At last night’s TrevorLive gala in L.A., while accepting the Hero Award, the television guru announced “Pose Gives Back,” a new initiative that will help elect politicians with pro-LGBTQ views.
“In 2020, I’m going to create and fund, with corporate sponsorship, a multi-million dollar organization that targets anti-LGBTQ candidates running for office,” Murphy told the audience. “Senate and congressional candidates who think they can get votes hurting and discriminating against us—well, we can get votes too.”
Murphy outlined how “Pose Gives Back” will help financially support 20 candidates who running against politicians with anti-LGBTQ views across the country.
Murphy went onto call out certain politicians, like Steve King and Susan Collins, who he wants voted out. “I want these hateful and wrong politicians to go, and to stop polluting our moral and ethical ether.”
“It was the midterms this year that gave me home,” Murphy explained. “One after one, anti-LGBTQ candidates who made hate speech and ideology part of their legacy fell, disgraced and eliminated by Democratic candidates— who were largely boosted by victory by young and female voters, by the way. The number was astounding to me, as a 54-year-old man. Over 20 anti—LGBTQ right wing politicians and their horrifying views gone in a day.”
“We are going to send a message which says you cannot make discrimination against us a political virtue anymore,” the Pose producer continued. “You can’t keep killing our vulnerable young people by promoting and nationalizing your rural, close-minded anti-constitutional viewpoints.”
2020 can’t come soon enough. Watch Murphy’s entire speech in the livestream below.
Tune in to enjoy the official Livestream of TrevorLIVE LA 2018! Honoring Ryan Murphy and the Cast of Pose, Amandla Stenberg and AT&T. With appearances by Nico Santos, Lauren Ash and Jussie Smollett. Hosted by Eugene Lee Yang. Presented by Revry. https://t.co/eiLHRcPf5F
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