In accepting an Achievement Award at
Outfest, Los Angeles' gay and lesbian film festival, Jane Lynch
praised the festival as vital for “the homos.”
“We've got to keep supporting this
festival,” Lynch said in her acceptance speech Thursday. “We all
know how vital it is for us and all the homos, especially the folks
outside of N.Y. or L.A., to see their stories told.”
The award celebrates an actor's
contributions to LGBT film and media.
Presenting the award were director
Paris Barclay and Glee star Chris Colfer, who are both openly
“The bitch is talented,” Barclay,
who has directed Lynch in various projects including two episodes of
Colfer called Lynch a “role model, a
mentor, the cool aunt of our Glee family, a spiritual leader
and a friend.”
“She's been a tough and tireless
advocate for equal rights for LGBT folk,” he added.
appeared at the event with her wife Lara Embry.
Earlier in the day, Lynch learned she
was a double Emmy Award nominee. She's up for consideration for her
role as Sue Sylvester in Glee and for a guest appearance on
CBS' Two And A Half Men.
six openly gay stars were nominated Thursday.