Jane Lynch Talks About Coming Out to Newsweek

Jane Lynch is out and happily married, but there was a time when she had to hide who she really was.

The Glee star sat down with the “It Gets Better” campaign starter Dan Savage and talked about everything from coming out to the challenges she faces as a parent. In the interview (which will be featured in Newsweek) Jane talked about how she had two “coming outs” and said:

“I came out when I was about 21, and then I came out to my family when I was 32. By the time I was 32 they were like, ‘Well, we knew there was something. We’re glad to know what it is, now let’s move on.’ Had I told them when I was 18 it would have been a different story, because there was nobody openly homosexual. I thought it was a disease. I remember hearing the word ‘gay’ and thinking, ‘Oh, my God, I have that.’”

Jane also mentioned how female-centric her house is, and that it could actually use a little testosterone:

I was looking around today, and we have three female cats, we have a female dog, and then we have the three of us. And I was like, we’ve gotta get a guy in here!

You can check out the full interview over at Newsweek.

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