Glee creator Ryan Murphy has labeled Jane Lynch “queen of the gays.”

Lynch, who stars as sharp-tongued coach Sue Sylvester on the Fox musical-comedy, was honored Saturday for her work with the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center, lesbian entertainment website reported.

“What a year Jane Lynch is having,” Murphy told the crowd. “She's won every award possible, topped by her Emmy. She got marriage and had a child and most importantly, she became queen of the gays.”

Murphy added that he “always knew that Jane Lynch would be more popular than chocolate.”

In presenting Lynch with the center's Rand Schrader Distinguished Achievement Award, Matthew Morrison, who plays Will Schuester on Glee, said Lynch “has served as a valuable role model.”

“I'm not an activist,” the openly lesbian Lynch said in accepting the award. “I'm too lazy and narcissistic. I am by nature, however, a complainer. I get lots of energy from that. I'm a bloated armchair warrior with a lot of opinions, a lot of answers, no inclination to do anything. But I do care. That's why I write checks.”

“Being gay and the journey of coming to terms with it and finally embracing it, shouting it out turns out to be the biggest blessing of my life,” she added. “And look! I got an award for it!”

(Watch the center's tribute to Lynch in the video embedded in the right panel of this page.)