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This SNL Joke Proved the LGBTQ+ Community Is Showing Up For Joe Biden

This SNL Joke Proved the LGBTQ+ Community Is Showing Up For Joe Biden

This SNL Joke Proved the LGBTQ+ Community Is Showing Up For Joe Biden

The latest season of the late-night sketch comedy show kicked off and dove headfirst into the presidential election.

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Saturday Night Live's 46th season kicked off with a bang this past weekend, with comedian Chris Rock hosting and rapper Megan Thee Stallion as the featured musical guest. The episode's cold open was a parody of last week's chaotic presidential debate, and Alec Baldwin returned to the small screen with his impersonation of Donald Trump while Jim Carrey made his debut as Vice President Joe Biden (though the sketch wasn't too well received by viewers). 

During the Weekend Update segment of the show, Biden got another shout out for his support from LGBTQ+ voters. 

"A new poll shows that 75 percent of LGBTQ voters support Joe Biden," said segment host Colin Jost. "But zero percent support Joe Biden guessing what the B, T, and Q stand for."

According to Advocate, GLAAD’s State of LGBTQ Voters poll from September showed that 76 percent of likely LGBTQ+ voters plan to vote Democrat in this upcoming election compared to 17 percent who are in support of Trump. "Only 16 percent of LGBTQ+ voters indicated having a favorable opinion of the Republican, versus 57 percent for his opponent."

Megan Thee Stallion also made some bold political statements. The Houston native, who was allegedly shot in the foot earlier this summer by rapper Tory Lanez, performed her new song "Don't Stop" and the #1 hit "Savage." During the latter performance, the words "Protect Black Women" appeared on the screen behind her, and about halfway through, Stallion and her dancers stood still while bullet holes appeared on the screen and a 1962 Malcolm X speech played: "The most disrespected person in America is the Black woman. The most unprotected, neglected person in America is the Black woman. Who taught you to hate the texture of your hair, the color of your skin, the shape of your nose? Who taught you to hate yourself from the top of your head to the soles of your feet?"

X's words were followed by a recording of activist Tamika Mallory condemning Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron for not serving justice in the murder of Breonna Taylor. "Daniel Cameron is no different than the sellout negroes that sold our people into slavery."

"We need to protect our Black women and love our Black women, because at the end of the day, we need our Black women," Stallion said during her performance. "We need to protect our Black men and stand up for our Black men, because at the end of the day, we’re tired of seeing hashtags about our Black men."

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Taylor Henderson

Taylor Henderson is a PRIDE.com contributor. This proud Texas Bama studied Media Production/Studies and Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin, where he developed his passions for pop culture, writing, and videography. He's absolutely obsessed with Beyoncé, mangoes, and cheesy YA novels that allow him to vicariously experience the teen years he spent in the closet. He's also writing one! 

Taylor Henderson is a PRIDE.com contributor. This proud Texas Bama studied Media Production/Studies and Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin, where he developed his passions for pop culture, writing, and videography. He's absolutely obsessed with Beyoncé, mangoes, and cheesy YA novels that allow him to vicariously experience the teen years he spent in the closet. He's also writing one!