Stewart, Colbert: Their gayest moments of 2012

Stephen Colbert and Jon StewartBY HEATHER HOGAN

Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert have long been two of the LGBT community’s favorite straight allies. Maybe it’s because they’re equal-opportunity piss-takers, calling out Democrats who don’t support same-sex rights with the same incredulous smirk they use to call out Republicans and Fox News. (There was a time when President Obama was really tight-lipped about same-sex marriage, remember.) Maybe it’s because they — Stewart, especially — have been parodying homophobes since before parodying homophobes was cool. Or maybe it’s simply the fact that satire is the best way to mock the ridiculousness of anti-gay people and politicians.

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