Openly gay Jane Lynch, Eric
Stonestreet, who plays gay, and the gay-inclusive comedy Modern
Family won Emmys Sunday night.
married Jane Lynch thanked her wife in accepting an Emmy for her
portrayal of sharp tongued coach Sue Sylvester on the Fox
musical-comedy hit Glee.
“Thank you so much, this is
outlandish,” she said. “My god, my heart is pounding, I have
nine seconds … And I thank my daughter Hayden and wife Laura.”
Openly gay Glee creator Ryan
Murphy was honored for his writing on the show: “I'd like to
dedicate this to all my teachers who taught me to sing and
Stonestreet, who plays gay dad Cameron
on ABC's Modern Family,
said he would take his Emmy for best supporting actor in a comedy to
his parent's house in Kansas City.
surrounding the lack of a gay kiss on the show didn't stop the
Sunday night comedy from winning best comedy. Modern Family
edged out Glee, the clear favorite of critics, to win the
Neil Patrick Harris, who lost his bid at a third Emmy, joked that
he was happy to see a gay man had followed him in hosting the show:
“I'd like to thank the academy for allowing a gay man to host the
show two years in a row. Congratulations Jimmy [Fallon], you're
doing a great job!”