If there were any doubts that Naya Rivera's character on the Fox musical-comedy Glee is a lesbian, the show's writers have put them to rest.

“Santana is a lesbian,” writer Brad Falchuk said during the Paley Center for Media's PaleyFest in Beverly Hills, lesbian entertainment website AfterEllen.com reported.

In the recent episode titled Sexy, Santana confessed to Brittany, played by Heather Morris, that she loves her. Brittany declared her love in return but added that she was taken.

“Santana is now out, internally,” Falchuk said. “Whether she's dating somebody or not, we don't know. But we think we've made a big step in giving the world that character. Whether she and Brittany will work out we don't know.”

Lesbian visibility “was our intention,” he added. “We wanted to make sure everybody is included. Santana is a lesbian. She might not be ready to come out yet, but she is.”

Rivera said she was “more than honored” to play gay.

Rivera's character joins the show's leading gay men, Kurt, played by Chris Colfer, and Blaine, played by Darren Criss, who this week sealed their romance with a kiss. A third male character, bully Dave Karofsky, played by Max Adler, remains closeted.