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September 4, 2013

Ryan Murphy and Christopher Guest pay tribute to Glee star at ceremony

Jane Lynch had to be wondering how things would go when she received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame this morning.

Before the ceremony, the Glee star tweeted that she had 'smacked my nose' with the car door Tuesday night and would have a 'sweet cut' across her nose. Then she arrived on Hollywood Boulevard and realized she had forgotten her speech at home.

But in the end, all went well as someone was able to help the actress retrieve her speech on a hand-held device and a 'make-up magic' concealed her cut nose.

August 22, 2013

Lesbian actress has praised the script for the tribute episode and thanked the writers of Glee

Glee actress Jane Lynch has expressed her praise for the upcoming tribute episode for Cory Monteith.

The gay actress, who plays cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester in the show, tweeted: ‘Just read Cory Monteith memorial episode. Most beautiful thing. Thank you, @MrRPMurphy @BFalchuk Ian Brennan.’

Monteith was found dead in his Vancouver hotel room, in July.  It was later revealed the 31-year-old died of an alcohol and heroin overdose. 

August 22, 2013

Lesbian actress has praised the script for the tribute episode and thanked the writers of Glee

Glee actress Jane Lynch has expressed her praise for the upcoming tribute episode for Cory Monteith.

The gay actress, who plays cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester in the show, tweeted: ‘Just read Cory Monteith memorial episode. Most beautiful thing. Thank you, @MrRPMurphy @BFalchuk Ian Brennan.’

Monteith was found dead in his Vancouver hotel room, in July.  It was later revealed the 31-year-old died of an alcohol and heroin overdose. 

July 19, 2013

'He was a real bright light in our family. We’ve lost a really great guy'

Jane Lynch emotionally paid tribute to her late Glee co-star Cory Monteith during an appearance on NBC's The Tonight Show.

'Cory’s one of the biggest hearts, was a real bright light,' Lynch said, her voice breaking.

Monteith died last Saturday (13 July) of what appears to be an accidental drug overdose. He was just 31.

'He was one of those guys that … he knew he was breathing rarefied air,' Lynch told host Jay Leno. 'The gifts that this wonderful show gave us. He was always aware that it was a gift and he was quite generous.'

July 18, 2013

Jim Parsons, Nathan Lane, Sarah Paulson, Dan Bucatinsky, Lily Tomlin, Tim Gunn, and John Benjamin Hickey also nominated

Zachary Quinto, fresh off his split from Jonathan Groff, is going to need a date to the Emmys.

The actor is among the several openly gay performers who received Emmy Award nominations this morning.

The others include Jane Lynch, Jim Parsons, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Nathan Lane, Sarah Paulson, Dan Bucatinsky, Tim Gunn, Lily Tomlin, and John Benjamin Hickey.

July 18, 2013

Jim Parsons, Nathan Lane, Sarah Paulson, Dan Bucatinsky, Lily Tomlin, Tim Gunn, and John Benjamin Hickey also nominated

Zachary Quinto, fresh off his split from Jonathan Groff, is going to need a date to the Emmys.

The actor is among the several openly gay performers who received Emmy Award nominations this morning.

The others include Jane Lynch, Jim Parsons, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Nathan Lane, Sarah Paulson, Dan Bucatinsky, Tim Gunn, Lily Tomlin, and John Benjamin Hickey.

July 11, 2013

Gay creator of the hit Fox musical comedy drama has announced American Idol singer will be on the show's fifth season

Gay singer Adam Lambert is going to be joining the cast of Glee, it was revealed today (11 July).

Creator Ryan Murphy announced the news on his Twitter, saying: ‘I am thrilled to announce that the super talented Adam Lambert is joining the cast of Glee this fall.’

It is unknown what character he will be playing or how long he will be involved in the show.

Lambert has previously been referenced in the show before, when Jane Lynch’s character Sue Sylvester complained about him being a ‘sneaky gay’.

June 28, 2013

Controversial entries include journalist Julie Bindel, criticized for transphobia. Read the full World Pride Power List, dominated by UK names, here

TV host Ellen DeGeneres has been named as the most powerful gay person in the world in a new list published today.

The 2013 World Pride Power list was celebrated at a gala dinner held at the Corinthia hotel in London last night (28 June) ahead of the release of the list to time with Pride in London today.

But some of those on the list will be controversial with British journalist, Julie Bindel, coming in at number 83 despite being slammed in the past for transphobia.

US comic and presenter Ellen DeGeneres moves up from 10th place in the 2012 list.

April 19, 2013

Show about high school glee club has gay couples and transgender character

In a major vote of confidence, Fox announced today that it has renewed Glee for two more seasons.

The show, currently in its fourth year, includes several LGBT characters including gay glee club members Kurt and Blaine, lesbian cheerleader Santana, and transgender student named Unique.

Lesbian actress Jane Lynch won an Emmy in 2010 for her performance as cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester and openly gay actor Chris Colfer won a Golden Globe Award in 2011 for his performance as Kurt.

February 20, 2013

TV's Sue Sylvester to play even more villainous Miss Hannigan in Annie

Jane Lynch has already shown, week after week on TV's Glee, that she can play the queen of mean just about better than anybody.

The lesbian actress has won an Emmy and a Golden Globe award for her portrayal of Glee's acid-tongue faculty member Sue Sylvester.

It was announced Wednesday (20 February) that Lynch will now be spreading her mean act to the Broadway stage in the musical Annie in the role of evil orphanage matron Miss Hannigan.

February 20, 2013

TV's Sue Sylvester to play even more villainous Miss Hannigan in Annie

Jane Lynch has already shown, week after week on TV's Glee, that she can play the queen of mean just about better than anybody.

The lesbian actress has won an Emmy and a Golden Globe award for her portrayal of Glee's acid-tongue faculty member Sue Sylvester.

It was announced Wednesday (20 February) that Lynch will now be spreading her mean act to the Broadway stage in the musical Annie in the role of evil orphanage matron Miss Hannigan.

February 29, 2012

Cast members talk to Gay Star News about episode's impact

Last week's winter finale of Glee tackled the subject of gay teen suicide when a closeted football player is outed then bullied and tries to kill himself.

The character of Dave Karofsky (played by Max Adler) is a former bully himself who channeled his own self-loathing by tormenting one of the school's most openly gay students, Kurt Hummel (Chris Colfer). It is Kurt who is there for Karofsky and when he visits his former bully in the hospital, helps him imagine his future.