I want to add to my last post about the timing of my exposure to Kids in the Hall. Today is World AIDS Day, and at the time KitH was on the air it was still very much perceived as a homosexual disease and an excuse for rampant homophobia and marginalization of the ill based on whom they loved. The diverse range of gay characters portrayed, and that many of them were played by straight actors outside of the blind status quo heteronormative stereotypes, was a big deal. Gay people were humanized by being parodied, and straight people were being taken down a peg in their righteousness.
Human problems are human problems. Stigma can go fuck itself.