Our hearts collectively broke earlier today when we learned that Joan Rivers passed away at the age of 81.
The gay icon reportedly stopped breathing during a procedure on her vocal cords at a clinic last week and had been in and out of intensive care since the incident.
While remembering Rivers' groundbreaking career, it must be noted that her contributions to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community and queer visibility were massive. In honor of the legendary comedian, we present to you six of our favorite queer moments from Joan Rivers' life. Our thoughts are with her family and friends.