My chat with Jane Lych about legacy of “Glee”
Got to chat with Jane Lynch briefly on Friday evening at PaleyFest and wanted to know what she felt Glee’s greatest legacy is.
It comes down to something she learned in her own life: She became exponentially happier once she ‘found my people’ as she began acting in theater and also got more comfortable about being a lesbian.
‘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 me.
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.
LGBT 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.’