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“Glee” star Jane Lynch tells Ellen DeGeneres that she was her inspiration in coming out publicly

Emmy winner Jane Lynch pays a visit to Emmy winner Ellen DeGeneres today on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

Since the show is taped a day ahead of time, we already know some of what was discussed between these two gorgeous, funny, blond, married lesbians.

Of coming out in Hollywood the Glee star tells Ellen: “I was more closeted in my life when I was younger,” confessed Jane.

But Jane wasn’t very secretive about her sexuality in her career, in part, due to Ellen publicly professing herself to be a lesbian back in 1997 both on her sitcom and on the cover of Time Magazine with the headline: “Yep, I’m Gay.”.

“It made it so much easier for me when you [came out],” she said.

Jane, who pre-Glee was already well-regarded character actress from such films as Best In Show and The 40 Year Old Virgin,  added that it might have been harder for her to be honest about her sexuality if she were a Julia Roberts-type actor. In response, Ellen quipped, “So you’re saying Julia Roberts is gay?”

“That’s what I’m saying,” Lynch joked.

It’s just so great to have two openly-gay women having this kind of discussion on a nationally syndicated daytime talk show.

FILE UNDER: Glee, Lesbian

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  1. This is why its always good for people who are confident enough to come out to do so, it helps others. The funny thing is that when Ellen was in the closet, not, that I had not figured it out already, her orginal show was FUNNY, when she came out, it went to awful, good to see she has her groove back with this show just being herself.

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