Actor Chris Colfer, who plays gay McKinley High School student Kurt Hummel on the Fox musical-comedy Glee, says his family knew he was gay.

Colfer recently won a Golden Globe Award at the age of 20 for his role on the show.

In accepting his award, Colfer thanked Glee creator Ryan Murphy “for basically being my fairy godfather” and “Everybody at Fox, our amazing crew, who keep us sane and our very talented cast – you guys deserve this as much as I do.”

Before he left the podium, Colfer, who is gay and plays a bullied gay teen on the show, added: “But mostly importantly [a thank you] to all the amazing kids that watch our show and that our show celebrates and are constantly told 'no' [by] people and environments and bullies at school, that they can't be who they are or can't have what they want because of who they are.”

“Screw that, kids,” Colfer said.

In a recent interview with radio host Gayle King, Colfer revealed he never had to come out gay to his parents.

When King asked Colfer if the show's coming out storyline, in which his father accepts his son, mimicked his own coming out experience, he answered: “I never had to. I was just accepted for who I was.”

“And I hope one day we live in a world where people don't have to,” he added. “Where they don't have to make a huge grand announcement.”