Future LGBTQ History Month: Robin Lord Taylor's Penguin Power

Future LGBTQ History Month: Robin Lord Taylor's Penguin Power

Fuse is celebrating Pride Month by looking at a variety of rising forces who are creating Future LGBTQ History before our eyes. Today we admire Robin Lord Taylor, whose Penguin on Fox's Gotham has been making waves since his 2014 introduction.

Taylor, 39, told Fuse in the clip above that the odd little villain's outsider status was personal for him. "That was sort of my human link to the character, the fact the Oswald was bullied and treated like he was different, and less than his peers," he said. "Growing up overweight and gay in small-town Iowa, when I was a kid in the '80s and '90s, it was much different than it is now, and I know exactly what that feels like."