The creators of Glee have confirmed that character Santana is a closet lesbian.
Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan confirmed at the Paley Center for Media’s Paleyfest that sexy cheerleader Santana (played by Naya Rivera) is gay and may take her relationship with fellow cheerleader Brittany even further.
Murphy told AfterEllen.com, “Santana is now out internally. Whether she’s dating somebody or not, we don’t know. But we think we’ve but we think we’ve made a big step in giving the world that character”.
The storyline was the idea of Falchuk, who said, “[lesbian visibility] was our intention. We want to make sure everybody is included. Santana is a lesbian. She might not be ready to come out yet, but she is”.
Falchuk added that he was very moved by stories of people who came out after the episode of Glee in which Santana and Brittany kiss.
Naya Rivera also said, “I hear every day on Twitter things that warm my heart. There was on girl who said she’d contemplated suicide. Other people have said they’d had the courage to come out after the episode. I hope I handled it responsibly. I’m more than honoured”.
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