Friday, May 27, 2011

Gay Ally Naya Rivera Speaks OUT

We love Glee’s Naya Rivera who very naturally plays
the edgy gay charaacter Santana. Naya says she's happy
her character is gay. In a recent interview prior to the
show's season finale Rivera chats about playing Santana
who this season admitted she's in love with Brittany
played by Heather Morris. Both women are excellent
realistic role moles for our LGBTQ teens.
Rivera hosted the 2011 GLAAD MEDIA Awards in San
Francisco. Jarrett Barrios, President of GLAAD stated,
“The story line with Santana struggling with her affection
for another teenage girl, calling herself a lesbian but not
knowing how to say that out loud yet, is one that hasn't
been told on a prime-time network television show at
that level, particularly by an LGBT teen of color. We win
acceptance & respect from people across America through
shows like 'Glee,' simply by having our stories told."
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1 Comments:

Anonymous Naya Rivera said...

Honestly I never thought I'd actually be playing a teen lesbian. I didn't think it was going to go this far. But I'm glad that it did because there have been a lot of fans who have expressed that they've been going through similar situations in their lives. I've heard from girls that are in high school, they're 16, 17, and they're like, 'I came out to my mom,' or 'I came out to my friends, and thank you for helping me do that. I've gotten to show off different sides of who Santana is, and I've gotten an overwhelmingly great response.

May 27, 2011 at 10:06 AM  

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