The Golden Globes was certainly a night celebrate gays and lesbians.
As gay, lesbian and single-parent families become an increasingly large part of the everyday American family, it is wonderful to see Hollywood acknowledge films that pay tribute to these family dynamics and watch the actors portray the emotional turmoil that can often exist.
Highlighting lesbian family life, Annette Bening took home a major win for her work in “The Kids Are All Right”, co-starring Julianne Moore. The film stars Bening and Moore as a lesbian couple who created their family using a known sperm donor. When their teen children seek out the sperm donor that fathered them, their family falls into turmoil.
“I’m very proud to be a part of this very special film about two women who are deeply in love and try to keep their family together,” Bening said.
Jane Lynch was also a part of the celebration of lesbian families as she acknowledged her wife Lara Embry in her thank you speech for her award winning performance in "Glee".
Chris Colfer took home an award for his role of Kurt in “Glee” where he portrays a young gay man struggling with his identity and bullying in his high school. In his speech, Colfer encouraged any kid that is being bullied to “Screw that!” With the recent news of tragic bullying-related suicides, it is heart-warming to see young Hollywood help fight the abuse.