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‘Glee’s’ Jane Lynch not impressed enough with Obama’s work

By Greg Hernandez

HollywoodNews.com: Jane Lynch, the ‘Glee’ star who married wife Lara Embry in 2010 and won a well-deserved Emmy, did a joint interview with Dan Savage (founder of the ‘It Gets Better’ campaign) for ‘Newsweek’ about the state of gay America.

She’s not so impressed with President Barack Obama’s performance in this area:

It’s been a big year in gay rights: marriage, “don’t ask, don’t tell,” bullying. Are you surprised there are still so many battles?

Lynch: Yes, we thought the great hope of Obama was going to magically change all that, and it doesn’t seem to have…

Savage: …had the intended effect.

Lynch: He’s just nicely walking the middle.

Here are more excerpts from their interview:

Dan, what inspired the “It Gets Better” campaign?

Savage: It started after I read about Billy Lucas’s suicide in Greensburg, Ind., and after Justin Aaberg’s suicide in Minnesota last summer. I was just stewing and writing about them on my blog, and wishing I could have talked to these kids, to tell them it gets better. But I would never get permission to talk to these kids, because in places like Greensburg—where kids are bullied not just by peers but by parents and religious leaders—kids would never get permission to hear from an openly gay adult. And it just occurred to me that I was waiting for permission that in the YouTube era I didn’t need anymore.

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About Greg Hernandez

Greg Hernandez has written about the entertainment world for more than a decade. He is a veteran of covering many Academy Awards shows (plus Emmys, Grammys and Golden Globes) as well as film festivals, movie premieres and philanthropic events. Hernandez founded the popular Out In Hollywood blog while a writer and columnist for the "Los Angeles Daily News." He’s also a former staff writer at the "Los Angeles Times" and "The Hollywood Reporter" and has been a contributing writer to "The Advocate." Greg is the founder and editor of Greginhollywood.com

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