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Jane Lynch narrates a new video—featuring a candid interview with President Obama—about the progress LGBT Americans have made over the last three and a half years.
In response to an effort to remove art from classrooms in California, Jane Lynch, Wayne Hoffman, Matt Sorum, Tony Okungbowa, KISS, Steven Tyler, Johnathan Schaech, Hiimrawn, Davin Dell’Osa, Shay Carl, Epic Lloyd, and Mary Doodles (the dog) got together to create this epic “keep art in schools” battle.
Watch the video below!
Jane took part in a play about the fight for marriage equality which you can watch online.
Featuring an all-star cast including George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Martin Sheen, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jane Lynch, Kevin Bacon and others, “8″ is a play written by Academy Award winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black and directed by acclaimed actor and director Rob Reiner. It is a powerful account of the case filed by the American Federation for Equal Rights (AFER ) in the U.S. District Court in 2010 to overturn Proposition 8, a constitutional amendment that eliminated the rights of same-sex couples to marry in the state of California. Framed around the trial’s historic closing arguments in June 2010, 8 provides an intimate look what unfolded when the issue of same-sex marriage was on trial.
Jane Lynch wants to make one thing quite clear: she is no Mitt Romney fan.
The 51-year-old “Glee” star told Politico that she wasn’t impressed after having a run-in with the Republican presidential candidate at an event leading up to the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race over the weekend.
“It was like small talk, but he didn’t really hear a word I said,” Lynch recalled. “It affirmed for me that the guy does not know how to relate to people.”
The outspoken actress, who is married to Lara Embry, took time to reiterate her support for President Obama even though she’s previously been quoted as calling him a “huge disappointment” when it comes to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights, and added that she wasn’t concerned about a GOP candidate beating him in November. “He’s one of those people who moves slowly, so at first I was like come on, get a move on,” she noted. “But he’s done great things — rescued the car industry, killed Osama bin Laden and the right doesn’t want to give him any credit for it.”
It seems like every few years there’s another epidemic sweeping into the lives of our kids and terrifying parents. A few years ago, we finally got hip to childhood obesity. This past year, it’s been bullying. And no TV show has done more than Glee to put the torture kids across America encounter every day in school right in your face where you can’t deny it.
The only problem? Bullies are getting their start much earlier these days. And Glee’s message has largely been directed at the high school set. Until now. Thanks to Jane Lynch, aka snarky cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester, little kids of America are about to get a dose of Glee-style anti-bullying education.
Lynch is taking the biting insults that have won her a following on Glee to PBS Kids for Monday’s special President’s Day episode of kiddie hit WordGirl. Abandoning her tracksuit for a cape, she’s taking on the role of Miss Power, an uber villain whose secret weapon is using mean words to hurt people. Sound like anyone we know and love, Gleeks?
I never thought my kid would have to deal with people like this … at least not until high school. But for us the bullying started in preschool, and I was amazed at how quickly one kid with a big mouth could rally other kids to do her bidding. The problem isn’t just one kid with a mean streak. It’s how one mean kid can convince traditionally “good” kids to get on board.
And Jane Lynch is the perfect one to make that point to our kids.
Lynch may not be a cheerleading coach, but she wields some crazy powers of persuasion that she holds over her Cheerios on Glee. Only instead of Brittany and Santana being sent off to do her dirty deeds with threats that they’ll be kicked off the squad if they don’t comply, it will be heroine WordGirl who is convinced to try out being a bully for awhile to get what she wants. Of course all turns out right in the end (I won’t completely spoil it — this is one of the few kid shows I can watch right along with my daughter, so I can see other parents doing the same).
The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) has announced that it will honor out actress Jane Lynch, of Glee and Julie & Julia, for using her fame as a platform to further LGBT equality, and for being an outspoken advocate for creating safer, welcoming schools for LGBT children. Lynch will receive the honor at the NCLR’s 2012 Anniversary Celebration – which marks its 35th year – May 5 at San Francisco’s City View at Metreon.
NCLR said, “The Vanguard Award honors an individual whose life and spirit exemplifies NCLR’s vision and values of equality and justice for all.
“This year’s award goes to famed actress Jane Lynch, of Glee and Julie & Julia, who has lived an authentic life as an out lesbian while simultaneously achieving great success and visibility in television and film.”