Chris Colfer: 'Glee' has helped parents accept their gay kids

Wed. August 7, 2013 8:05 AM by

Chris Colfer, who plays gay student Kurt Hummel on the Fox musical-comedy Glee, says the show has helped parents accept their LGBT kids.

Colfer made his remarks during an appearance on HuffPost Live.

"It was an issue that needed to be addressed," Colfer said."I mean I still get letters to this day from kids around the country who were touched by an episode that we did three or four seasons ago. I think Glee has really, really helped a lot of progress get made in that area."

"I've gotten letters from parents saying, 'I wasn't sure if I was going to be okay with my child being gay, then I watched the episode with Burt and Kurt and it really changed my whole point of view on it," he added, referring to his character's coming out gay to his father.

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