"It Was Almost Like I Had A Disease": Jane Lynch's Journey Of Accepting Her Sexual Orientation Was Arduous

Date July 24, 2019

Glee actress Jane Lynch married a psychologist Dr. Lara Embry in May 2010. The couple traveled to Massachusetts to say their vows - where gay marriage is legal. The couple had been married for three years when they decided it was better for them to go apart than stay together," arduous

Although now the woman seems to be quite strong and confident woman she wasn’t always as self-assured as the cheerleading coach she portrays on TV. The truth is that the journey of accepting your sexual orientation can be really difficult and depressing. And Jane also had to make it.

The actress intimated that she was considered different from a very young age:

"I was almost like a had a disease I had been diagnosed. I hd a journal an I remember I wrote "I am gay. No one can ever know this" And I went four blocks away and thew it out in somebody elses garbage"

Being a teenager she felt completely lonely in her tiny world. The girl felt something was going on.

But it wasn't until she was 14 that she realized she was a lesbian.

After high school and college, she moved to New York to attend grad school at Cornell University and started to be more open about her sexuality.

Yet, it was Ellen DeGeneres and her courage who gave Jane the freedom to be an openly gay actor in Hollywood.

Because the character Ellen played in the ABC sitcom tells that she was gay it became a landmark moment in LGBTQ visibility.

The woman, even without realizing it, influenced many people around the world, including Jane Lynch.

Now 53, the Glee star hopes her journey can inspire others to accept themselves and feel comfortable in their bodies and the society they live in.