Magazine article The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)

Editor's Letter

Magazine article The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)

Editor's Letter

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I FIRST ENCOUNTERED Jane Lynch in 2000 when I saw her in Best in Show playing a tough-as-nails lesbian dog trainer, and then in a variety stage show in a tiny Los Angeles theater where she played an obnoxiously hilarious lesbian self-help guru. I was instantly a fan. In the dozens and dozens of film and TV roles since (she may be the hardest-working woman in show business), she's played sweet and shocking, gay and straight, and characters whose noxious qualities make orientation irrelevant. Lynch says she never did an official coming-out interview because she'd never been in--and to my knowledge she was active in LGBT organizations long before finding fame, and she's never been shy about saying to the media that she's a lesbian.

Her understanding of being out is far different from the "I've never been closeted" line I read so often from celebrities (sometimes in this publication) insisting that telling their parents and friends that they're gay equals being out. …

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