O Captain, My Captain: Thank You, Robin Williams

August 12, 2014 1:25 AM

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O Captain, My Captain: Thank You, Robin Williams

It was Friday, March 8, 1996. I was 13 years old and closeted. My family decided to see the new Robin Williams film, The Birdcage. I was terrified.

I knew it was a gay film and that he played part of a gay couple, alongside Nathan Lane. Knowing this scared the shit out of me. I was scared to be gay, scared of my future, scared of dying from AIDS. Would my parents see Robin Williams, America's favorite funny man, as gay and then look to me and f...

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