GLAAD Honors Glee and Drew Barrymore
Last Saturday, April 17, Fox channel musical hit series Glee was given the Best Comedy Series award because of its good representation for gay characters. Actress Drew Barrymore has been given a special award honoring her contribution in promoting equal rights for lesbians, gay, bisexuals and transsexuals (LGBT).
Glee added the accolade to the ones it picked up at the Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild. Series creator Ryan Murphy accepted the award in behalf of the cast but singled out in praising Jane Lynch and Chris Colfer. Lynch, who plays the antagonist role of Sue Sylvester, has announced her engagement to long-time partner Lara Embry. Colfer, an open gay actor, plays the open gay character Kurt Hummel.
Murphy Revealed that Kurt will have a boyfriend in the next season of the series and the couple will become prom kings.
Meanwhile, Golden Globe and SAG winner Drew Barrymore has been honored with the Vanguard Award which is an award recognizing efforts by an individual in increasing understanding of the LGBT community. Previous recipients of the award are Jennifer Aniston, Eric McCormack, Whoopi Goldberg, Liza Minnelli, Charlize Theron, Cher, Kathy Griffin, Janet Jackson and Antonio Banderas.