Jane Lynch knows what it’s like to feel like an outsider.
But the two-time Emmy winner has said her life got exponentially happier once she ‘found my people’ acting in theater and felt more comfortable about being a lesbian.
That’s one of the reasons why the actress has been proud to be one of the stars of Glee which ends its six-year run on Friday (20 March).
‘All kids have issues deep down inside that they feel ashamed of – being gay, lesbian and trans are certainly three of them and there are more,’ she told Gay Star News at a recent PaleyFest event honoring the show.
Last month, the show aired a double wedding featuring its two most beloved same-sex couples, Kurt and Blaine and Santana and Brittany. And earlier this month, it aired an episode about the transition of head football coach Beiste’s transition from female to male.
LGBTI storylines have been a part of the show’s themes from the beginning of season one as have storylines focusing on various other ways the glee club students felt like outsiders.
‘I think what Glee said was, You shine a light of day on all that stuff,’ Lynch said. ‘There are people in the world who you can trust who love you – find those people – find your own choir room, lift your voice in song and just know they’re out there.’