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Funny Man

By Lee Fancy Leber

We’re all still reeling from the news of Robin Williams’ death . There are few entertainers past or present who even come close to his prodigious talent. But it was his down-to-earth humanity that makes his passing really sting - he found a way into so many of our hearts not just with a quick wit and sharp tongue, but with that twinkle in his eye that seemed to say, "we’re in this together, let’s make it funny."

Williams was also a vocal believer in gay rights, and didn’t shy away from playing gay characters. Even when he was joking about gay penguins or hilariously teaching Nathan Lane how to act straight, it was always clear that he came from a place of love. Always politically correct? Perhaps not, but he pushed the boundaries in all the right ways.

Here are some of our favorite gay moments from Robin:

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