August 31, 2010 at 5:03 pm EST | by Staff reports
Several gays among Emmy winners

Gays were well represented at Sunday’s Emmy Awards, television’s highest honor. Openly gay writer/director Ryan Murphy won a directing Emmy for his work on “Glee” and kissed his boyfriend before walking to the stage. “Glee,” a gay cult hit, won three of the 19 Emmys it was nominated for.

Another “Glee” winner was actress Jane Lynch for her hard-boiled performance as Sue Sylvester. Lynch, who’s also openly gay, kissed her wife then thanked her during her speech.

When straight actor Erik Stonestreet won a supporting actor Emmy for his work on ABC’s “Modern Family,” he kissed his TV hubby Jesse Tyler Ferguson. Their work as Cam and Mitchell on the show has inspired some question about when they would be allowed their first on-screen kiss.

And openly gay actor Neil Patrick Harris won two Emmys this year: one for guesting on “Glee” and another for hosting the Tonys. His statuettes were presented the night before at the Creative Arts presentation.

Aaron Paul, who won best supporting actor in a drama for his role on “Breaking Bad,” also kissed his partner. The Tony writers and the “Modern Family” team also enjoyed Emmy wins.

And legendary favorite Betty White, adored by gays for her “Golden Girls” work, won her seventh Emmy for her Facebook-inspired “Saturday Night Live” hosting stint. White won her first Emmy in 1952 for the sitcom “Life With Elizabeth.”

  • Scott

    Aaron Paul kissed his co-star Bryan Cranston – on the cheek, no less. Really bad reporting here, folks.

  • Kenna

    Don’t you mean “Saturday Night Live” skit?

    • Joey DiGuglielmo

      Oh yeah, thanks! Typo.

  • Rob

    Check this out.

  • Dee

    Co-star Bryan Cranston is Aaron Paul’s “partner” now, huh?

  • sjames6621

    This is so important. We need media heros for gay kids to identify with, and give them hope.

    and we need movie people who are gay. I remember the days when there was only one black baseball player, and only one TV show with blacks – Amos and Andy. one of them was a hard working cab driver trying to support his family.

    The other was a small time crook / petty schemer. Quite possilby that show did as much harm as good.

    But it is hard to hate people you love and respect. Gays in the movies etc etc, respected and cheered by the younger generation – guess what their reaction will be to church words of hatred.

    About the same as my sons dog to what it hears on a TV. Yawn

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