"I'm so overwhelmed and I'm so overjoyed that I've lived this long to see this day. James Baldwin said 'It took many years of vomiting all the filth I had been taught about myself, and halfway believed, before I could walk around this earth like I had the right to be here.' I have the right, you have the right, we all have the right." he added.
Porter then thanked the other "exquisite" actors in his category and everyone in his life who helped get him to this amazing milestone.
"We are the people, we as artists, we are the people that get to change the molecular structure of the hearts and minds of the people who live on this planet. Please don't ever stop doing that. Please don't stop telling the truth," he pleaded with the audience before exiting the stage.