Jane Lynch felt 'diseased' when she realised she was gay

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22 May 2014

Jane Lynch was terrified of people finding out she was gay when she was younger, and says realising she was a lesbian was like having a "disease" diagnosed.

Jane Lynch felt like she had a "disease" when she realised she was gay. The Glee actress lived a life of "secrecy" growing up in Chicago and confessed her sexuality in her journal - which she promptly threw away so no one would find out. Speaking in new web series It Got Better - which features LGBT celebrities talking about accepting their sexuality - she said: "It was almost like I had a disease I had been diagnosed. I had a journal and ... I remember I wrote, 'I am gay. No one can ever know this.' And I went four blocks away and threw it out in somebody else's garbage. It led to a life of secrecy that I had to unravel."

'It was almost like I had a disease I had been diagnosed.'

Jane was terrified she would be "ostracised" if she revealed her sexuality to others.

She said: "For me, to be ostracised would have been the worst thing. To be thought of as different and not accepted was a fate worse than death."

The 53-year-old actress says she always felt different to her female classmates but didn't realise she was a lesbian until she was 14.

She said: "I identified more with boy things. I enjoyed dressing like a boy. The boys stopped wanting to play with me when I got to be about 10 and I had to fight to play baseball."

-Bang Showbiz

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