Among the people actress Jane Lynch thanked Sunday during her Golden Globes acceptance speech was her wife Lara.

Lynch, who's part of a short list of openly gay and married Hollywood actors, won her first Golden Globe for her portrayal of sharp-tongued coach Sue Sylvester on the Fox musical-comedy Glee.

The 50-year-old Lynch married Dr. Lara Embry last year on Memorial Day in Massachusetts.

On the red carpet, she joked with the Los Angeles Times about the contents of her purse.

“My invitation, a little bit of lipstick and a tampon,” she said. “I'm feeling real lucky tonight. I'm menstruating. I'm in my lady power.”

She was equally enjoyable in making her acceptance speech.

“I am nothing if not falsely humble,” she told the crowd.

“The great thing about Glee, the greatest thrill is I have 14-year-old kids coming up to me vibrating out of their bodies saying how happy Glee makes them. When I have the time and I'm not eating and don't want to be bothered, you know, I'll give them a moment of my time.”

“Thank you, [Glee creator] Ryan Murphy for this big fat present. My family in Chicago, I love you so much. I know you're watching. My wife Lara and our kids Chase and Hayden, love you,” Lynch added.