Five reasons why “Glee” bridges the Great Gay Divide

 
 

4) We know a little something about good music

Stereotypes are stereotypes for a reason. Gay men on Broadway, angsty lesbians with guitars: It may not be every gay’s reality, but it’s a reality for enough people that it has become a cliche.

There are plenty of people from all walks of life from all over the world who watch Glee just for the singing and dancing. And there’s nothing wrong with that. There’s an old Greek proverb that says "love covers a multitude of sins." Roughly translated to Broadway-speak, I’m pretty sure it says "jazz hands cover a multitude of plot holes."

Lesbians and gays love them some good music, and Glee hits way more often than it misses.

5) Jane Effing Lynch

Nothing brings the L and G in "LGBT" together like a strong, talented, hilarious, occasionally surly woman, (Bonus points if she’s gay!) And my goodness, if Jane Lynch doesn’t fit the bill for every one one of those things in Sue Sylvester. She zigs, she zags, she zings! Rooting for her is a bit like rooting for Darth Vader. Or the Cylons. But if loving The Lynch is wrong, we don’t want to be right.

Tell us: Why do you love Glee?

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