July 10 (UPI) -- Billy Porter called out homophobia and transphobia and discussed his experience growing up gay in the black community while appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live, which was hosted by Billy Eichner.
Porter, on Thursday, addressed a video he posted on Instagram in June where the actor said that the black community's relationship with the LGBTQ community is appalling.
"I am black first and growing up gay in the black community, you know it's a very homophobic community across the board. With that said, as the world has changed and as the world has shifted, the black community is changing and shifting," Porter told Eichner.
Porter said that after he posted the video, he heard about how straight black men do support him, leading the actor to doing an addendum on the video to specify who he is talking to in the clip.
"I'm talking to homophobic, transphobic and xenophobic people in general, specifically black people, in this instance, because black trans women are dying at the hands of black cis men at such an alarming rate," Porter said.
Porter, who stars on Pose, is featured on the second season of CBS All Access' Twilight Zone reboot.