Glee stars Darren Criss and
Chris Colfer grace the cover of Entertainment Weekly's story
on gay visibility on teen shows.
Colfer plays gay bullied student Kurt
Hummel on the Fox musical comedy. Criss joined the show's cast in
its second season. He plays out-and-proud student Blaine Anderson.
The show has so far dodged escalating
the choir boy's relationship from friendship to romance, but hints
that the pair are headed in that direction have surfaced. For
and Blaine will sing a duet on the show's February 8 Valentine's Day
The issue – available on newsstands
Friday – focuses on “how producers and networks are making up for
years of on-air silence and providing inspiration for real-life youth
(and parents) still searching for answers.”
“People are going nuts over the
Blaine and Kurt fiasco that's going on,” Colfer, who
recently won a Golden Globe for his role, said
in a video clip to promote the issue. “Like they are nuts. I
have never seen anything like it before.”
Criss said the storyline has received
“incredibly positive response both from the gay and straight
“A lot of people have sent me letters
where they've been really moved and kind of reevaluated the way they
thought about things and that is really cool,” Criss added.