The man can present difficult, cringe-inducing subjects (racism, bad parenting, or in this case, homophobia) and talk about it with not only healthy, sensible maturity, but with the kind of rough humor that lets you know it's good to have a thick skin.
Talking about touchy, potentially hurtful things is extremely important, but you need to know how to do it.
If you try to treat people like delicate snowflakes and use special words like "cis" (a term that I, as a transman, hate with a passion), it makes people feel entitled to go into rage fits saying "This offends me, you cisgendered bastard!!"
Wow. Great for you. You can't control your feelings and demand that the rest of the world do it for you. Go fuck yourself.
That's why I love Louis CK so much. He supports equal rights for women, racial minorities, and the LGBT crowd, but he insists that we don't take our problems so seriously that it makes us into shrinking violets. We have to have spines. We have to be able to not cry at the drop of the word "cunt" or "fag" or "tranny".
Check out this video written by Louis on his tv series (language is NWS, obviously):
Here we have a group of guys, all close friends, talking like guys do about homosexuality from their one gay friend (Does the idea of sex with women gross you out? Does it hurt you when the supportive Louis says 'fag' on stage?). He's no weakling - he can whip out the dirty jokes like any of them and never once shows an ounce of self-pity.
The one homophobe in the group isn't nearly the strawman that most people would write him to be. He plays devil's advocate and makes the exact same argument that most homophobes make - "What you do disgusts me".
Watch how Rick handles how people talk to him. He's confident, articulated, drops plenty of jokes that make everyone laugh, throws the homophobes slights back in his face in a funny manner, and calls them out later on their ignorance and they, in turn, react like mature adults.
We need more discussion like this.
Louis and his daughter Jane meet a neighbor and share a moment of unexpected beauty: